I love the art of children. It's so honest and unpremeditated. While it doesn't always make sense to adults, it's an amazing tool that children use to make sense of their world. I love watching my son draw for that reason. We talk while he draws and it's amazing to see his imagination coming to life.
I find children and art fascinating. I could go on about that forever, but I will spare you. On to my latest art-related project:
THE ABC BOARD ART HANGER!
My son has an ever growing collection of drawings/ sticker/ pom pom creations and my fridge space is limited. We needed something he could hang in his room to display his work.... and I thought I'd try to make it educational too by putting the alphabet on it.
I took one of the boards that were left over from our new fence and gave it a coat of primer. Once that dried, I spray painted it this lovely happy green color... my fav! Next I did a lot of stencil work. I don't own a cricut or any machine of that sort, so made my own designs by hand and traced them out. It took quite a while.
Once I had all the stencils painted in I gave it a nice coat of varnish. Then I glued the clothespins on. And wala! A beautiful and handy art hanger! This really brightens up the little guy's room.