A Gift for Grandma

Hopefully Grandma isn’t checking my blog while she’s at the coast this weekend, because Clara really wanted to make her a surprise for our trip to see her at the beach.  When she asked to make something, I knew just the thing.  I saw these awesome little painting projects at Scrumdilly Do and knew that Clara would love it.  I had a piece of canvas that I got in a two pack a while ago for super cheap (like a dollar), some painters tape, and some water colors.  We were set to go.

First, we put tape all over in strips on the canvas.  Clara thought this was just brilliant fun.  She loved that she could tape where ever she wanted.

Then we used the watercolors to paint each of the shapes. Clara made me leave the room after I took this picture because she wanted to do it all by herself.

Then we let it dry while we went to library story time. We love story time! When we got home, we took the tape off. I think we probably should have pressed the tape on a little more securely to get crisper lines, but otherwise, I think it turned out great!


6 Responses to “A Gift for Grandma”

  1. 1 carrita May 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Is this Grandma anyone I know?

    • 2 mysillylittlelife May 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm

      Dude! You must be stalking me! You HAVE to act surprised when she gives it to you tomorrow!

  2. 3 Kristen May 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    What an awesome present! It really looks like a piece of art. Go Clara!

  3. 4 Becky May 6, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I like it with the smudgey lines!

  4. 5 Karen May 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Clara did a terrific job! It is a REAL piece of art, GREAT job Clara-Gramoo

  5. 6 Rick May 7, 2011 at 12:08 am

    In that picture Clara looks haggard. If I were to caption that picture it would be “Haaaard!”.

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