|Summertime luau beach chair inspired candle holder. A little too kitschy for|
my taste. This item will never grace the top of my table... but, it's kinda perfect
to go around a table of a different sort.
|We recently built a chair with a hole in the middle (otherwise known as a toilet)|
for the G.I. Joe house, so we didn't need any more holy chairs. No problem--
this is an easy fix.
|Ta-da! Presto chango, from floral toilet to garden party chair.|
|Eli chose red for the seat cushions. Not the color I would|
have chosen, but it's his G.I. Joe house, so whatever color
pleases him is okay with me. I think he was concerned with
choosing a color that would hide blood stains....
|Well, whaddaya know... the red seats match the red "mosaic tiles" on the top|
of the table perfectly!
So, in typical Cardboard Crafter fashion, I squirted out WAAAAYYYY too much red acrylic paint into my "palette" (read: egg carton). No problem--no reason to let that paint go to waste. I had a grouping of canvases that I had haphazardly painted a few years ago to add some color to my chalk-white apartment walls. Well, these paintings achieved the minimum desired result: they added some color to the walls. They weren't great paintings. They weren't even that good.
So I set these out on the floor in front of my 5-year old and told him to have at it. Along the way, I added a few more colors to his palette: gold, yellow, green, and more red. I encouraged him to paint the three canvases as if it was just one long picture. I suggested he cover up as much of the original painting as he could. I coached him to mix paints and experiment.
|The original painting was a landscape with green water,|
a red sky, and glitter gold sun with blue glitter grass. Color,
yes. Good taste? No.
|Afterward I explained the concept of abstract art vs. realism. I'm pretty sure he|
tuned me out about halfway through. His main concern was that he had done
a good job and the painting looked better than what Mommy had done. Yes,
kid, ya done good.