Thursday, November 8, 2007

Art and kids.

My oldest son has not been a big fan of arts and crafts since he was born. He is my husband. My husband was EXACTLY like that as a kid. Hmmm. Anyway, since Kindergarten started, my son comes home EVERY day and wants to make something (ahem... "Mommy, let's go into your stamp room and play"). Ok. So all of you that know me in RL, know that I'm a bit um, anal, about my stuff. Well, how could I say no to this? I've been waiting for SOMEONE to come play with me. I resigned myself to the fact that I'm the only girl (aside from the little QUEEN dog) in the house and I get to be the CEO, CFO, CTO, worker bee, janitor, etc. of the Arts & Crafts company that resides in my house. Well, that's apparently changing. I even got the boys this for Christmas (among way too many other things!). I decided I was going to start right now with the 2nd boy and instill the art! :) HA! Anyway, so I really wanted the table. For me. Good thing I'm too tall for it.

Anyway, so the other day, he wants to make something. I told him I was working on some things for our Thanksgiving Day table. He wanted to help. Well, Thanksgiving is at our house (as it is a lot because that's the only way I can get both my family and my inlaws at the same place!). So, this year we'll have a KIDS TABLE! WOHOO. Never had that before because the kids were too small. Four boys. :) So, my son was in charge of that table and I did the adult table. We decided to make coasters for our drinks.

I just got a new tablecloth the other day and these totally match that. Almost too much. But it will work!

These are done by me and I used my A Muse stamps. They are so simple and quick (exactly what I need around here!). They are punched with the Marvy punches (giga scallop circle and mega circle).

These four were made by my son. He's come a LONG way in these past 10 weeks. (Kindergarten is amazing to me... I can't believe how much he's learned with the usual stuff - reading, writing, arithmetic, but also how ALL of the kids in his class do exactly what the teacher says. Teachers are amazing! Kudos to all of you and a special kudos to my buddy, crazystampchick -- she's a kinder teacher!) Anyway, here are his for the kids table. He wanted to put names on them. He used the Karen Foster Snap Stamps to spell out their names (ah, yet another learning opportunity - SPELLING!). I think he did a SMASHING job. Maybe he'll actually sit at the art table with his brother and create his masterpieces. Here's hoping...

5 comments:

Juliehrr said...

Aaawwwe! These are pretty doggone cute!

Pegg S said...

GREAT job!! Obviously he has your creative genes!!

camille said...

How cute. He did a great job! Or should I say ya'll did a great job! They really dress a table up.

Well Said Cards said...

super cute!

Rhonda Maynard said...

What a fun idea!! I LOVE these!! I wanna make some too!!