During summer camp Noah seemed to really enjoy painting, so the other day we broke out the water colors and he painted a few pictures. His art is rather "abstract" since he doesn't have the best fine motor skills so he was pointing to one of the paintings and signing "dog" meaning Paisley. I thought he was trying to tell me that the painting was OF Paisley but then I realized he meant it was FOR Paisley. How sweet is that?
So, he wanted to put it in his room, which is where Paisley's toys and doggie bed are and I came up with an idea that he loved. When his painting was dry, we turned it over and I traced a P on the back of it using a stencil. Then I cut out the P for him. I got a cheap frame and cut a purple (apparently purple is Paisley's favorite color) piece of cardstock to fit the frame then we glued the P in the middle of the cardstock and popped it in the frame.
This was seriously so simple to do and would be cool to do for Grandparent gifts, teacher gifts, etc. You could cut out any type of shape or letter out of the painting. It took me less than five minutes but Noah thinks it's awesome and adores it because HE made it.
And now it is hanging above Paisley's doggie bed and toy box in Noah's room.
Updated on 9/14/11
We also made a birthday card for my Mom using one of Noah's other paintings but I couldn't share it before because we hadn't given it to her! Again, I just flipped the painting over and traced butterflies onto the back of the painting and then cut them out and adhered them to cardstock. Cute, easy, and meaningful!
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