When we moved into our house back in October 2011, my son’s bathroom had a border with a beach scene and some beach related decor over the toilet.
My son wanted to keep with this theme, and in the meantime, my sister-in-law gave the kids some sea shells. So, I went out and bought a glass vase from Walmart for $3 and put the sea shells in it, and I asked my son if he would like to paint an original water-color picture of a beach scene to decorate his bathroom as well.
Of course my kids jump at any opportunity to paint, so I gave him a little direction of what I was looking for and he painted original artwork for his bathroom. In addition, I picked up a distressed looking picture frame from Michaels for $5.00 to place it in.
I already had the supplies on hand, so for $5.00 I now have an original priceless piece of artwork hanging in my son’s bathroom.
I also had him sign it as all artists do, and I put the date and his full name on the back of the picture. Of course he is extremely proud of this accomplishment and I think it is beautiful!
Have you done anything similar to this with your own children? I would love to hear your stories.