Friday, October 1, 2010
Birthday Tricks and Treats
DS (age 3) wanted to make spider webs today. I don't know where he got the idea or how he wanted to do that but this is the result. How does one make spiderwebs?
I must say, I love sponging with little kids. He loves playing with ink and there's no right or wrong unlike stamping, which smudges. After sponging the web, he decided he wanted some spiders to go on the web. The large one is a Martha Stewart Punch, the smaller two are a Creative Memories punch. The small spiders and the strip of green he just grabbed off my craft table, which is good since the punches are hard for little hands. DS wanted to stamp the big spider himself and I just rescued my punch in time to keep him from stepping on it to get the leverage he needed. On one hand, that's great problem solving. On the other, I can't afford to replace all my punches when he wants to craft. We compromised by having him hold onto my hands as I "helped" him punch. DS also stamped the sentiment himself.
The card is for DS's uncle who has a birthday on Halloween. I know it's not very birthday-ish but this is the card that DS wanted to make and I'm sure his young uncle would rather have this than something cutsie anyways.
Challenges this card meets:
Cards for Men - Autumn
Craftalicious - Autumn
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Little Hands Can Do - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Photo Inspiration (Colours Orange and Green)
Stamp Something - Something to Celebrate (Halloween and Birthday in one card!)
Tuesday Throwdown - Use Punches