Monday, October 25, 2010
My mother actually had around 100 of these short cut landscape timbers in her garage from another project she no longer makes.
She asked if I could use them for anything. I said YES!
Thus for The Hood Magazine October free family craft project we painted them to look like pumpkins. Then added a plastic leaf and a stem made from a brown paper sack. A staple gun helped hold the top decorations in place.
Great activity that worked for ALL ages. Everyone could get as fancy or as simple as they wanted.
We held our activity outdoors at a park. We covered the picnic tables with some black garbage bags to keep the mess down. Lucky that I was looking for a place to re-use a bunch of plastic kids cups I had saved from restaurants. They made great paint holders.
Each painter had a sturdy paper plate that we put their block on, then they used it to carry their project home on too.
Very inexpensive project for us, and it worked out great.
Talk about some Crafting Cuties!
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