Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Austin's gifts for the family

This year for Christmas I decided to let Austin create a little gift for some of our family members. I knew it couldn't be anything too extravagant considering he is only 14 months old. I thought I discovered the perfect craft for us. We would make Christmas Ornaments for everyone. The goal was to put white paint on the palm of Austin's hand and have him hold a red Christmas Ball Ornament-leaving a cute little hand print behind. Well it didn't quite work out that way. I forgot that Grandpa and Daddy have been working very hard at teaching Austin how to throw a ball. I also didn't think about the fact that Austin would view the ornament as a toy ball. So, imagine what he did with the ornament when it was in his hand. That's right~he threw it across the kitchen. At first I was a little frustrated that it wasn't going the was I PLANED IT. Then I thought about the fact it was a gift from Austin and he could create it how he wanted. So from then we let him go with each ornament and create a one of a kind for each family member.

Here we are before the first ornament was givin to Austin-notice his hand with the white paint ready to go.
Austin didn't want to give the ball back to me, he just wanted to throw it.

He was not too happy Mommy got the ball from him
These are the finished product while they were drying
This is a close up of one of the pieces of art
When they were done drying I took a marker and wrote his name on the top along with the year on each ornament.

We put each one of the gifts into one of these cute bags that Grandma-ma and I made.

1 comment:

Megan L Hutchings said...

Those are the best gifts Michelle ;)! We made some ornaments and placemats this year for the grandparents ;)!