We've been slacking a little bit in the "craft a day" department. It's been kind of an off week for me and I haven't been sticking to my new schedule as much as I had been last week. But, I told myself that it's all about being flexible, so I did the best I could and that's OK with me. No reason to throw the schedule out the window for one off week.
So, Thursday I forced myself out of the slump and we decided to make a birthday countdown for Mikayla's birthday coming up in just 13 days! I thought it would be fun for her to tear off a piece of the chain a day as we count down to the big day of her turning THREE!
I wanted Mikayla to be involved in the process as much as possible...and let go of my control a little bit. So, we started out with painting some colors to use as the cupcake cut out. One page blue and one page red. I decided to use Color Wonder paper and paints to avoid a mess (hey, I said I was only going to let go of control a little bit).
She loves using my paper trimmer, so I let her cut each of the strips for the chain.
I decided to throw in a little color lesson while we were at it.
Since Mikayla's family party is actually before her birthday, we made a special link that said Family Party. Mikayla wanted to add her extra special touch...isn't she so cute concentrating on her artwork?
Then we linked together the strips of paper with a stapler.
Here is the final cupcake...she was insistent on blowing out the candles. So cute!
I needed to hang it somewhere high enough that Austin couldn't reach it. It's hanging in our hallway...right next to her room.
When we made it, I added one extra chain so Mikayla could tear it off for today.
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