Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A DIY Present from the kids - Towels with Original Artwork

For Mother's Day I wanted to find a cute project to have the kids do for their Nana and Grandma. I came across a million handprint paper art activities, which were so cute - but I wanted something a little more permanent. I came across THIS IDEA from Setting for Four Blog. I knew this would be something that Connor could do and would come out super cute, since he had just started drawing people.
 
Here's the finished project:
You can see the step-by-step directions on Setting for Four's Blog, but really - it was pretty easy!

First Connor drew his Grandma and Nana on a piece of thicker white construction paper.
 
He took his job VERY seriously!
Then, with him sitting there, I took the fabric marker, placed the towel over his picture, and traced over the parts I wanted on the tea towel. 
  I thought I was just going to put the picture, his name, and the date - but I realized I needed something at the top after taking this picture:
  Below are the finished Tea Towels. The left is the towel. The right is his drawing (which he did sideways on both ones):
 

I gave the drawing to my mom and Mr. Howard's mom to keep too - just because I thought it was fun to see how the towel really was a complete replica of his drawing.
 
The thing I loved most about this project, besides its simplicity, was the fact that you could do this with ANYTHING. You could do it as a keepsake for yourself; you could do it to make a more permanent copy of a drawing; you could do it for dads or moms, grandmas or grandpas, a teacher, or a friend. I will definitely be doing this again!

4 comments:

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What a great idea! I am going to pin this. :)

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love mine and think Connor did an amazing job capturing me perfectly :)

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh I'm so glad!!!

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Isn't it cute? I can't wait to have Connor draw his grandmas next year and compare the drawings!!

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