tape wall art with kids: reindeer

December 5, 2011

reindeer wall art in playroom
Pinterest is good for a lot of things (mostly wasting my time), but every so often, I stumble across a brilliant idea that I end up using in my home. (This is our playroom, by the way.)

This is the latest. I saw this neon pink washi tape reindeer head on Tea for Joy. I immediately pinned it onto my nursery art board.

But then I got to thinking, "Who needs a nursery? I want this reindeer now!"

So, I rounded up some painter's tape which happens to be a nice festive green. (I have been wanting some washi tape for a long time...anyone want to send me some and see what I can do with it? :) )

I called Juliet over and we set to work.

Somewhere in the middle of the project, she asked if she could make her own. So I stopped and tore off some small and some long pieces of tape for her. I stuck them to the side of the doorway and went back to work on mine.

A few minutes later, I turned around and saw this:
tape wall art
Isn't is awesome? I love how she put her own spin on it. And it was also interesting to see how she went about making it.

I started with the head, and then added the antlers. She started with the antlers and then added a head! So many different ways to get to the same end product!

I love this project because it is simple, cheap, and the possibilities are endless. I also love that a four year old can do this. What a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon--just pull out the tape and make some art!

This project also brought to mind one of my favorite lines from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, "If I can't find a reindeer, I'll make one instead!"

You go, Grinch. Getting all crafty. 

linking to made by you monday and making monday marvelous.

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