The world was soaked. The monsoon season has been treating the pastures and fields well. We are thankful for the blessing of rain. But, it also meant that we were indoors until the things got a little less soggy outside.
We had a friend over spending the day with us and a quick pinterest search gave us an idea for a craft project. Even though I had a lot on my to-do list that morning, it felt great to stop and enjoy creating some art.
Here is how we made this Horsey Craft.
1. We gathered materials. We decided to use beads and buttons. I bought a cheap bag of mixed beads at the thrift store last year and confiscated a jar of fun buttons my mom had collected. Note: if you are gluing buttons to paper it helps to get a pair of pliers and either break off or bend the loop for thread at the back of the button.
2. Found and printed a simple horse image. The image we used was from google.com when we searched for a "horse template". Apparently, the one we found is from discoverhorses.com. We printed out the image on colored printer paper.
3. All that was left to do was to glue the beads and buttons to the paper. We picked out the beads and buttons we would use, placed them in paper bowls, and got started. The end results were beautiful.
I enjoyed this more than I imagined. Plus, it was interesting to note that the girls were more intent in their work and more excited about their project because they had an adult doing it with them instead of simply giving them instructions.
Yay for rainy mornings and Elmer's glue. I totally felt like this day was a win.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
What are some great memories you have of doing art projects with kids, family, or friends?
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