40 ideas Num 16 - Cardboard Art!

 My boys love any reason to use "real" paint so I knew they would get a kick out of this project.
All you need is cardboard, paints and brushes.

Want to make some pretty art? 
 I started by cutting the cardboard into squares.  1in by 1in squares, the 2in by 2in all the way up until we had a square for every color of ROY G BIV.
 Next we painted.  One color at a time.
 At some point I thought some smocks would be a good idea...
 Once all the squares were painted we went and ran errands while they dried.
 When they were dry I let Moses draw a heart on each square (I think this step adds a whole other layer of adorable to the project).  I drew hearts for Aaron since he isn't quite to that stage of skill yet.
 Then I cut the hearts out using my kitchen scissors. 
 I let Aaron glue his in order...
 And then they dry again!
 So pretty!  I think the cardboard adds a nice texture, don't you?
I just LOVE the one Moses did...those skinny little hearts are so cute!
 When the glue was dry I punched a hole and added some yarn to hang them.
 And that was it.  Even Aaron stayed for the whole project, which is rare for him.

I think this would be a cute method to make some clouds or stars too!

Thanks to "A Little of Learning" for the inspiration.  She makes hers a little differently.

Have fun making some pretty art!

xo













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7 comments:

Katherine said...

Great cheap fun!! I think I'll do this with my littles this week.

Dezz said...

Pretty, pretty artwork!

April@ Natural Nester said...

LOVE those! Anything rainbow just makes my heart pitter patter...and having the kids draw the hearts just added the perfect touch.

Victoria said...

Love this! Will be doing it with my 7 year old and her friend. They LOVE craft time!

leapingintolearning said...

Love this!

Victoria Gagliano said...

What kind of paint did you use?

Victoria Gagliano said...

What kind of paint did you use?

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