Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Crafting with Ellie - Collage

Taking a break from writing/addressing Christmas cards to brag a little about my eldest. 
Many of you know that I started working part time this year when Ellie started kindergarten.  I drop her off and pick her up, so we have an hour and a half or so after school to hang out.
On Monday Ellie decided that she wanted to do a project.
So (and this was ALL her) she selected a 12 x 12 orange piece of cardstock and cut it in half.  Then she took some scrap pieces of cardstock that were kind of a craft fail and cut them into strips.  
Then she said that we were going to glue them onto the orange paper.
So we took our craft sticks and glued.  Once we were done, we needed to add 'details'.  Ellie pointed out that my strips kind of looked like a city and she was right, so I kind of ran with that.  She decided that the name of my city was Big City.
Ellie made a picture of China.  There's water, and people living in houses by the water, and it's night time. 
I am totally going to let Ellie plan craft projects for us more often!
Have a great evening! 


  1. aww Ellie's picture is so cute... she is a true artist...

  2. Looks like you had a good time! What an awesome little artist.

  3. Wowwwwwww! She is a true artist!!! I am loving this!!! Great job Ellie!!!!

  4. Oh my goodness!!!! Go Ellie! She IS a TRUE artist!!!! This is soooo amazing! You have to frame this! :)

  5. Yay Ellie! Give that girl a hug from me!

  6. Oh wow!!!! GENIUS!!
    The 1st one needs to be framed and hung!
    It looks like an post-WWII expensive piece of art!!

    PS: your comment really intrigued me!
    Can you show me?
    I'd love to see ;-)

    Take Care ~

  7. Seriously, that city looks amazing!!!

  8. Ellie's collages are fabulous! Love her buildings and how she's laid it all out - wonderful!

  9. These are fantastic! I LOVE both the tall buildings and the city map. Crafting with the kids is really awesome, isn't it? :)

  10. These are very cool - so great you created these projects together!

    BTW - I still maintain that I don't do cutesy, lol! In my mind that's different from cute! ;o) Thanks so much for the lovely comments on my blog!

  11. How cute are these projects???? Great job, Ellie!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I love the "Big City" details! And that second project def. looks like China at night:)


  12. Oh how super-sweet, I love spending crafty time with the kids, they come up with the best ideas!! Thanks for posting these : )