Archive | December, 2013

Abstract Canvas Prints

26 Dec

So technically, I shouldn’t take credit for these, but they’re a great idea for keeping kids occupied for a while!

Abstract canvas prints by my 3 year old – All it takes is blank canvas, painter’s masking tape, and paint.

As you can see, she was very much on task for the first one (on the left of the bottom photo). She then helped me put the tape on the second one and got bored very quickly so all the colours were quickly mixed into a browny slush before she gave up (on the right).

The end result is two very different canvas prints! Thankfully, they made fantastic Christmas presents for her grandparents!

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Recycled Photo Frames

26 Dec

For Christmas this year, we decided to make gifts for the family instead of buying new things. Here’s what I managed to put together using:

* Two old wooden picture frames from a second-hand shop
* Wooden pegs
* String
* Staple gun
* Left-over paint
* Some cardboard and sellotape

All for a grand total of $14 (NZ) for two presents 🙂

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