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Paper Art

I don’t think it’s any secret that I love making stuff with paper.

Recently I was wondering why that is and that’s when I started remembering some of the things I made as a kid.  Once I made an indian (that was before we were taught they are native americans) costume with paper grocery bags that I cut into faux leather clothes.  With one bag I cut a hole out of the bottom for my head and arm holes out of the sides.  I then cut the front of the bag, creating a vest look and cut the bottom into strips aka fringe.  I turned another bag into a skirt and gave it fringe too.

I also made a robot costume out of paper bags, but don’t remember my process.

In later years I would use construction paper to make 3 dimensional buildings.  I would staple, glue and tape the paper to make walls with functioning windows and doors and would construct little furniture out of paper.

Right after Derek and I got married (almost 18 years ago) I would sit for hours constructing 3D vases full of flowers, using only construction paper and glue.

So it seems I have been in love with paper for a very long time.

Here are some of my latest creations:

Paper flowers (different than the ones I made for vases).  The one above is made from an old dictionary page, the ones below are from card stock.  I made a friend a string of them as a thank you gift.

I saw this rainbow on Pinterest (follow me).  The directions were in a foreign language, but I was able to figure it out from the photos.

Who doesn’t love rainbows?

I saw this heart garland on Pinterest as well.  It’s super easy and fun to make.  Jeremia wants me to make wreaths out of it.  I love when the boys give me ideas and suggestions.  Igniting their passions to create is just one of the many perks of being a parent.

I urge you all to do something creative every chance you get.  It’s good for your soul!


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