Making It Count Tuesday :: Artistic Fun!

It’s Making it Count Tuesday! Every week, Sarah and I are co-hosting the Making it Count Tuesday link-up. Start with any one of those fabulous ideas you have found online. Then, do it. Make it. Cook it. Create it. Take it from the screen, give it life and let it bless your world. When you’re done, snap a photo, write about it and share it with us.  Make your time online count.

I have two this week — I’ve been spending less time online over the past few days (hence the lateness of this post), but really making our time count.

First I found this cool idea for painting with light over at Rocket Creek a couple of weeks ago. It looked like fun. When we went out this weekend John and Thomas both got some glow sticks to play with so it looked like the perfect opportunity to give it a try. The only problem was when I slowed the shutter speed on the camera, it stuck every single time. I would have to turn off the camera to get the shutter to close. Very frustrating and kind of scary; I hope my camera isn’t breaking. So our pictures didn’t turn out quite as good, but here is one fairly decent one we got.

Our next project also started at Rocket Creek, which led me to Tinker Lab and the egg carton challenge. On Sunday afternoon I put an egg carton in front of Olivia and challenged her to make something out of it. She looked for a few minutes and then gave me a list of supplies to fetch from the art cabinet. While I was gone she cut the carton in two and fitted the pieces together to make the body of a dragon (dinosaur?). The idea took off from there.

She added green and red paint (“It looks like a watermelon, mom!”), red ribbon, and googly eyes to complete her monster. I helped by putting everything together with brads — the glue just wasn’t cutting it. It turned out pretty cute. I love the creativity involved.

But now I have 3-demensional art to store. I can’t be the only mom out there frustrated by 3-D art storage, right?

For more great ideas, head on over to Sarah’s to check out the other Making it Count Tuesday posts. Be sure to link yours up as well and let us know how you are making your online time count.



  • Angel says:

    I like that egg carton dinosaur. Around here 3-D art usually gets played with until it falls apart. It’s often displayed on a kid’s dresser for a while, too.

  • Sarah says:

    3D art makes me crazy. I like idea of taking pictures of it to keep and tossing the actual project after a couple of weeks. Her project is awesome.

    OH MY GOSH I hope your camera isn’t breaking!!!!!!

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  • Dawn says:

    What a creative little girl! That is a cute dinosaur. I usually just take pictures of 3-D art to “keep” it. Although, we do have a large plaster dragon that has been taking up a lot of room in a closet. A lot of work went into it, so I haven’t tossed it, but it sure does take a lot of room. ;p

  • Jessica says:

    She is very creative! How fun!! (Though 3D art projects drive me nuts too… My boys just got rid of their diorama from earlier this year – after I took plenty of pictures for them!)

  • thats a fun things to do! your kiddos are so cut btw

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