I am constantly on the look-out for creative projects. Today I want to share a couple of things that my daughter, Sherlock, has done recently. She has so many creative projects she has done over the years; however, I thought today I would show her latest work in progress plus what she did with our Christmas presents over the holidays.
For Christmas: She began by wrapping all the gifts in plain brown craft paper. Then she covered the gifts with designs done in paint markers. One of the gifts was even shaped like a gingerbread house! Of course, with all of these cool designs, it was hard to open them. I made sure all of the wrapping was collected after the Christmas frenzy was over. I plan to take the wrapping and cut it down to pieces that I can frame.
Another creative project she is working on: A clay sculpture of a dragon. This piece is still in progress but it is already quite impressive. The wings are in the process of being sculpted with wire and clay. She is using Italian modeling clay which if any of you have worked with that in the past...it will give your hands quite a workout.
Before you can begin to work the clay into an object, you have to warm it up with your hands. Not as easy as it sounds. Way back in the dark ages when I was a Sophomore in college, I had a design class that required us to create texture pieces with Italian modeling clay. It came in one pound blocks that were hard as rocks. Several of us started sneaking down to the break room to “warm” our clay up in the microwave...don't do this! We were able to get our projects done in time; however, anytime someone used the microwave after that class, the whole break room would fill with a super foul odor.
She also did a great job of decorating her room for Halloween. When she was little, I would always decorate the house for each holiday season. I guess that tradition has stuck with her now that she is off at college. For Halloween, she draped her furniture in cobwebs and made some curiously, fascinating apothecary jars. Her costume was a 1920's Flapper which she pulled off marvellously! She also made some floating LED candles (like the Harry Potter set) but I will have to share pictures of those later. They seem to have escaped my phone.
However, I do have pictures of the cute terrariums she made.
The beauty is, these don't contain live plants so you don't have to worry about killing them if you don't have a green thumb. For those of you out there that are gifted with greenery, you should try making a terrarium of your own. I remember these were big in the 1970's and they always fascinated me.
If any of you have some great crafts you have been working on lately and would like to share with others, use my form below. You can attach pictures and give a full description. Once you have filled out the form, I will post it as your own page. You will have the spotlight!
Get out there and find a creative project today...even if it is a page full of doodles! Those are super cool, too!
Are you working on a cool new project? Do you have several you have already finished? Share them!