Thursday, October 01, 2009

Give Him a Hand

If your kids are like my kids then they love to paint. Nothing in particular, mind you. The verb paint is used loosely to describe the act of slathering innocent reams of printer paper with as much wet, sloppy color as they can hold.




Yes, I said reams. I have REAMS of painted paper. Piles. Mountains. SO in honor of My Love's birthday I decided to utilize my wealth of water color paintings. We started with making some hand prints...




...and putting them together for a birthday banner.




No birthday is complete without a handmade card. No pun intended :-p





Happy birthday My Love. You are the light of my life. I love you truly, madly, deeply.



So, gentle reader, what do you do with all that excess "artwork" your kids create?

22 comments:

Tabi said...

I LOVE those!!! What a GREAT idea!!!

Happy Birthday to your lovely!!

Tabi said...

Oh and to answer the question...I am the bad momma...when they are asleep I throw their excess "art" away! ;) What makes it funny is that they never even notice!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

It is all packed away in a keep for later box. Enjoy this time...it is gone all to quickly!

Blessings
Robin

Karen Deborah said...

So cute!! What great ideas you have!!!

a corgi said...

this is the cutest thing I have ever seen! you are soooo talented! I loved the happy birthday written out in hands and the birthday card is priceless; I'm sure hubby enjoyed that

Happy Birthday to your Love!! May he have a wonderful day and year!

betty

Sue said...

What a clever (and cute) idea! And happy birthday to the hubby.

=)

Julie said...

That is really cute, Becky! I need to come and swipe your ideas more often! :) I like to use the artwork as scrapbook paper.

Andi said...

Studmuffin's birthday is Sunday...I've done nothing for it. He bought himself some sort of fancy battery for his boat...Bookworm made him a coaster in art...Popcorn is like me: She doesn't mean to be considerate, she just never THINKS about it!

Oh, and saving art...I'm a big tosser. I got in trouble today for trashing a paper for the gifted and talented program's play they are doing for kindergarden...I had very little sympathy. Everyone in this house knows I trash any paper left out. Luckily for them I trash it in recycle bins to be saved!

Dutch said...

I just love that birthday banner and card. What a great idea. My daughter is now 15 and I just stored all of her artwork in a bin so when she gets older we can look through it and remember all the fun we had doing them.
Happy Birthday to your hubby.

Celeste said...

What wonderful creative ways for your children to celebrate their Dad's birthday.

Together We Save said...

Great idea!! I used to trash some just to be honest but I also used some as mats to frames.

Ruth MacC said...

That's brilliant!!!!

Paul and Katrina Perea said...

what a lovely card!

Jessica said...

SO cute!

Mark and Elayne said...

What a delightful Blog. Indeed a welcome bright spot :)

Life with Kaishon said...

He doesn't make so much any more. I miss it. I love your banner. I love your card. And most of all, Becky, I love your sweet heart : ) It is so nice to see someone doing something creative for someone else. Beautiful!

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

LOVE the banner--great idea!

I store all the extra homework in boxes int he garage until we look at it years later, keep some, then store it again. Years later we do the same thing again until we end up with just a little bit of the really special things.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Adorable. Way to use the creative mom skilz.

Tabi said...

Okay, it's been awhile, so I am just checking in to make sure your still out there! I hope you and the kiddos are doing great!

Life with Kaishon said...

YO! Where are you. I miss you!

Southern Gal said...

What a great idea!

I'm here from Andi's blog. Nice to 'meet' you.

DaNella Auten said...

Hello,this is your blog calling... I'm getting post hungry!!!!!