Always Be Ready for Art
July 14th, 2014
When you’re a parent, you must always be prepared for art projects. They happen often and suddenly. For young kids, the entire world is magical and beautiful and they look for opportunities to add their own magic and beauty.
We went hiking this weekend – the first time Birdie spent any portion of a hike on two legs! – and tromped through a dry stream bed. There were a bunch of smooth flat rocks and Josh remarked that they would be great for a prayer rock project at next summer’s Vacation Bible School.
The kids’ ears perked up immediately.
What’s that? An art project? Let’s do it!
So we did.
We brought home four rocks and washed them in the sink. The kids loaded them with sparkly acrylic paints and then left them to dry in the sun during nap and quiet time.
After everyone awoke, refreshed, we accessorized our rocks. Feathers. Beads. Buttons. Googly eyes. Ooh la la!
It was a great project, in part because it was so organic. No pre-packaged, pre-cut kits. No patterns from Pinterest. Just three kids, some river rocks, and a bunch of random supplies.