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Turning books into art

by Lara Lately I've felt like my creativity for crafts and indoor activities with the kids has been a bit....  lacking.  But with March break and a whole week of Kiernan around all afternoon, being inclined to mostly watch tv and play video games were I to allow him to, I needed to be creative.

My mother brought us home some huge rolls of paper that were from some work printer that was no longer.  The huge paper isn't a necessity to this activity, but I think it helped.

I got out the paint and instead of the usual "I don't know WHAT to paint, I don't know HOW to paint!" I suggested we take inspiration from some of the zillions of books we have, and I got down on the floor and took part in the activity.

Sometimes I did the main painting and Kiernan helped me paint them in, and sometimes he did it all on his own.  In the end, we got some super fun paintings that are decorating our playroom wall, and it was a fun and easy way to spend an afternoon indoors!

Lara is mom to 4 year old Kiernan and 1 year old twins Quinn and Juliette. You can read her blog at Gliding Through Motherhood.

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