Dolly needed something fun to do the other day. I had seen THIS idea on pinterest, and thought it would be fun to try.
We worked on this over a couple days. First, I had her carefully paint a simple paper plate.
A day later, I cut the plate into eighths, and she decorated them. I got out beads and pom poms, and even glitter glue for her. I put a glob of tacky glue on a plate and that worked best for dipping and adhering.
She had so much fun working on her "own" project.
Quite by happy accident, we'd actually used two plates...so I had a white "tree" under each green one. I separated them and glued some twine inbetween the two layers.
Here's her finished product:
I love how this looks a bit like a smiley face. :)
Any fun holiday-themed projects for children that you've tried?
Also, I was happy to contribute a guest post to the Coat and Clark Blog, Sewing Secrets. I hope you'll check it out.