November 25, 2010

A kids craft with grown-up appeal

I like to do crafts with my children.  But when we are done, our creations often get put away in a drawer or a box because, honestly, construction paper doesn't pair very well with my decor.

But if you use scrapbook paper, simple children's crafts can take on a whole new appeal.   Like this simple chain my girls and I made and hung in their room with leftover scraps of pretty red ribbon.

You can't really see it in the picture, but we used glitter on the edges of each strip of paper, because I'm insane and apparently have way too much spare time on my hands.  If you want to keep your sanity and not have to clean glitter off your floor and couch and drinking glasses and face for the next 3 weeks, skip the glitter.

Anyhow, I like how it turned out. It's simple.  It's lovely. And we did it together.

Why not make a pretty paper chain with your kids this Christmas?

1 comment:

  1. I make these chains at Christmas all the time but I didn't think to use scrapbook paper...it looks so much nicer and festive. Thanks for the tip!
    Cheryl :)

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