Happy Valentine's Day!
I wanted to share with you a craft the kids and I did today as a gift to our school's principal (Principal Daddy). I was really pleased with how it came out.
First, if you don't know what a good cook C is, I'm sorry I haven't blogged enough about that yet. But not only is he a good cook, he has a real passion for food and feeding the masses. He has always wanted to do something to feed the community at large -- especially those who really need food -- and loves, loves, loves having our family help him out in this endeavor and all things cooking and kitchen related.
So, when I saw the wall art pictured below at Hobby Lobby, I knew it was perfect for him and for his kitchen.
But then I started thinking about how to get the kids involved in the gift for him. So I thought of this...
Yes! A wooden spoon family! Each kid did him or herself using acrylic paints and Sharpies (for details) and I helped with the glue gun. S not only did herself, but Daddy, too (since it was a gift for him, we couldn't make him do his own). I love the personality that comes through each one.
I don't often wear a bow, but my spoon-self needed something to hide the hair-part of hot glue. Besides, I'm not as thin as my spoon-self, either, but other than that -- she's a pretty accurate likeness of me. Ha!
We've already presented it to Principal Daddy and he seemed to really like it. He said he'd like to assemble them into a wall bouquet though so we can hang the family near the wall art. I may let him get involved in that portion of the project, because I have no idea how to do that.