The kids and I started a project a few weeks ago to make some paper mache antlers. We got the idea from a fun holiday e-book with lots of handmade ideas.
When we got started, the kids were thrilled...but they quickly lost interest in the process since it takes a while. When we got to the paper mache part they completely gave up (and left me to finish all of them by myself) because they didn't want to get messy. What? Don't normal kids like to get messy?
They loved the painting part, though. I took the whole gang to Michael's and let them choose their own colors. It was hard for me to let them paint with crazy colors, though. I wanted the antlers to look nice in their rooms. Oh well. I'm learning to get over it.
Here are the antlers I made. They are hanging in my bedroom on a newly done wall of art...I'll post more about that soon. After I took this picture I realized how funny it is that the picture looks black and white...but was actually taken in full color! My walls are gray, the antlers are white and mounted on a piece of wood I painted black, and all the frames are black and white around them...wowser...black and white! I guess I better work on adding some color ASAP. (and trust me, I have big plans for some color here)