Have you had one of those moments when you realise in an utter panic that one of your children has a birthday party TODAY and although you have bought the present, it’s not wrapped and you forgot to buy a card?
– except for the most uber organised parents out there –
this very real terror exists.
But . . . .
. . . . I know how to fix it.
If you set up the dining table with a work station for just a couple of hours these holidays, your *short people* will be able to Create a stash of emergency gift cards & wrapping paper – ready for any forgotten occasion.
In my next tutorial I will show you how to turn these cute little backgrounds into the perfect card for the perfect recipient.
What you need:
- White paper – any sort (even 80gsm printer paper)
- Bigger pieces for wrapping paper
- Paints – watercolours are best, but even test pots of house paint will do 🙂
- Brushes – if you don’t have brushes, I have an alternative (Step 4 below)
- Clean up cloth or wipes
A Little hint:
and then keep the wipes/t-shirt
– I will have a tutorial to use them next week.
Just lay them out to dry and then keep them in a a bag
ready to Create to some handmade flowers.
- Put a tiny dob of paint into a small container – any acrylic paint will work
- Fill the container with water and stir – dissolve all the paint
- You can pre-wet the paper with clean water or leave it dry
- If you don’t have any brushes then you can use almost any cloth – I’ve used an old pair of reg grundies (undies)
- Dab and drag – the most wonderful backgrounds are totally random. Let your children make rough dabs of colour and then they can watch it spread across the wet surface.
- You can control the work to some degree, by only having certain colours available. Choose colours that are complimentary and then let them have the freedom of Creating
- When you clean up, use wet wipes or an old white t-shirt