Here’s what I wanted to make with V:
- a decoration in the shape of a tree
- something that hangs with a ribbon
- it needs to be painted with watercolor
- then decorated with beads
- a pretty large size
I made a tree template and then traced it 6 times on heavy card stock. I drew some garlands and ornaments with pencil so that V could get an idea of how to use her colors, and then I let her paint them. She needed help so I did a few.
The next day after everything was dry, I glued the trees to another layer of card stock to make them nice and thick, and then I cut the trees out. By then V was ready to use the heavy glue to adhere the pieces of cut-up garlands for decorations. At Tesco I found a beautiful string of silver snowflakes that I cut up to individual pieces. Same with the gold-beaded garland.
Once all the trees were decorated I attached silver ribbon and we were done. We signed and dated them and they were ready to go.
V was very proud while giving them out. She got lots of positive feedback which was great for keeping her motivated for future projects.