Being my kids' homeschool teacher though is requiring me to step out of my comfort zone and be more crafty. We don't do elaborate crafts, and most don't turn out looking like the photos on pinterest, but at least the kids got the experience. So recently, when we decided to buy a cheap, boring step from Ikea, I decided to let the kids make it pretty with paints. We were planning on using the step stool for getting onto the trampoline, so it didn't need to match any specific decor.
|This is what the stool looked like before we made it "pretty".|
|Luke has his "thinking/concentrating face" one...look at that mouth!|
|After they finished planning, it was time to start painting!|
|It was hard work--and Luke wanted to make sure he covered every square inch of that step stool!|
Want to see the finished product? Warning--it is very colorful. But, I think it is fun and it looks like tie-dye. I let the kids totally do this product themselves and I think they really enjoyed having control over the project. I did ask them at the end if they wanted their hand prints on top, and they both excitedly exclaimed, "yes!" So, I did help with that part.