Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Classic Cars and Crafty projects........

A common interest of all the guys in our family is cars! I like cars, too, and so Jacob and I went to downtown Henderson last Tuesday night to see the classic cars that were parked along Main Street. It's a little something that the Hog Wild Eatery "cooked up" and it was fun. There was music from the 50's and 60's playing over the loudspeaker and lots of folks walking along looking at the cars. Here are just a few..........

Jacob's favorite was the one above which was parked on one side of the street and then..........

a near twin was parked on the other side of the street! We ate at the Hog Wild and there was so much food, we took home a box filled with enough for lunch the next day!

Now to the crafting............... I have a large plastic tote that is filled with stuff that Jacob can use for whatever projects he wants. There was a bag full of these foam pieces. Jacob asked for paper, so I gave him a couple of large squares of scrapbook paper. It took him two nights but this is what he ended up with. I think this could be a quilt design!

You can read all about our fabric painting HERE but I thought I would share a photo of each of the cotton pieces that Jacob painted.

In this middle photo, you can just barely see the shape of the butterfly.

These will all be turned into a framed art project or a pillow.

Since the butterfly didn't really show up, I gave Jacob my Micron finepoint pens and he drew around the shape and colored it.

Pretty cute, huh? This is a great project for kids (eight and older) and there is no end to what you can create!

There was one more project that we worked on together.............and it all started with a Spam can! LOL! We used felt to cover the can and then Jacob found a Pokemon logo to follow so that we could decorate the can. When it was all done, he had a place to put his Pokemon cards. I think I will decorate one of these and put scrap paper in it because I am always in need of a place to write a note! There'll be more on some can projects later on but that's all for now.

Have a fun day.........
Grandma Skeeter

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