A few projects Alex and I have been working on lately:

Fall trees –

I started by cutting the outline of 2 tree trunks out of old magazines (I have to laugh over one of the trunks previously being an ad for a brown Ikea sofa). I then browsed through an old newspaper for nicely colored sections to cut leaves. After cutting about 50 leaves, I one-by-one put glue on them and let Alex put it wherever he wanted. I love that he scattered the leaves all over the page, with some close to the ground, as if he wanted to show that the leaves were falling.

The second craft we worked on was for Thanksgiving. I dragged back out an old newspaper to make cut-outs for the Turkey’s body. Afterwards Alex dipped his fingers in paint to create feathers for the Turkey.

Here’s what we ended up with:

Gobble Gobble!

Last (but not least) we made an Advent Calendar – which actually looks more like a house with many windows – in a community room at one of our local parks (GZ Heuried). The windows were already cut out of a rectangular black piece of construction paper. Our job was to select colored transparent sheets to place behind each window. Afterwards, we decorated the windows with beads, sequins, stickers and other cut-out creations.

Here’s a picture of it hanging in Alex’s room:

While I put the finishing touches on the Advent Calendar, Alex made this –

He first colored his creation, then cut it with scissors (with my help), and for a dramatic effect, he tore random parts of it off.


4 thoughts on “Crafts

  1. Patty McHugh

    You are so creative with these projects you are doing with Alex! They are so neat! He really seems to have fun doing them, too, by the expression on his face! Do you have a book or magazine to use for these? Keep up the great work!

    1. I find a lot of ideas online and then modify them to make it easier to do with Alex. Also, art supplies are so expensive here, so I try to find things around the house we can use (example magazines and newspapers).

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