Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ben's Spoon

     Today I had a visit from 6 of my grandchildren. They range in age from almost 8years to 21 months. We had a lot of projects to do. Mainly Ben had a project to do for his pre school (he's 5).He was given a wooden spoon which he had to decorate with a picture of him either as he is today or what he wants to be when he grows up. Ben wants to be a policeman. I had a great idea right away.
     Since all the kids are fascinated with my Cricut, we pulled out Paper Dolls Everyday and got to work. This is what we came up with:
     Isn't he cute! We started by cutting the paper doll blackout @ 9". All the layers were cut @ relative size. The policeman outfit is located on page 59. I did use the CCR to weld the hat to the body shape and cut that out twice in black to have a sturdy background. After taking a picture of Ben I must admit that the hardest part of this project was getting the right size face to match the body,lol. I eventually wound up printing it at 25% view after cropping the face. I had to cut of the excess of the Paper Doll outline to match Ben's portrait. 
It also took about 10 photos to get one where his tongue stayed in his mouth! 
     I just added some real buttons to the shirt front and cuffs.
         They had to clearly mark their name to the back of the spoon so I used a sharpie. The whole "policeman" was adhered to the spoon using glue dots and ribbon.
     Now he has a serious policeman face! He was so happy with the outcome. The children will have these displayed as art projects for their schools spaghetti supper. The hardest part is that he cannot show this to the other students until then.
     Now just in case you want to know what my daughters did with the youngest ones while I was working on the project:
     They were giving them a bath! Cecilia and Charlie, what a pair!!! Hope you enjoyed Ben and my project
don't be afraid to leave a comment. 'Til next time, Mary


Christine said...

Omg I love this. Ben is going to have the best one.
Loved the part about you havering to take 10 photos of him to get the final one. My nieces and nephews are so lucky to have such a cool and talented me-ma. Loved the photo of the two youngest ones...lots of love christine

Audrey Frelx said...

Sooooo cute!!! Yes, both Ben's spoon project and the babies!

Marji said...

I ditto both comments above, Ben will have the best project. :)
Looks like it was a very fun day for everyone.