My diy: Art Kit ended up being a success for our trip to Lake Powell. Usually in the afternoon around lunch time when the kids had enough sun for a while we came inside onto the houseboat. We sat on the second level with a gorgeous view and spent time with the art kit and journal. I brought a larger fabric bag to hold everything along with my paints, scissors, Elmer's glue, stuff for me to supervise-otherwise known as damage control. ;)
I wouldn't say that I stole the art kit from Avery, like I joked before our trip, but it worked out perfect because I scrapped the Instax pictures while they watercolored, painted shells & drew pictures. It was kinda fun to only use, scissors, Elmer's glue, construction paper & the kit.
Everything in this art journal I brought in the art kit. When we got home I added the metal rim tag, a 2" punched sun, sticker letters, ELASTIC ribbon (I'm obsessed), the vellum envie, fabric scrap and some staples. I love the Tim Holtz mini stapler. Mine wasn't working but I McGyver'd it & it works like a charm again. It even staples through acrylic & chipboard. Did I mention I love it?
Inside the envie I added extra Instax photos, a shell Quincey gave me, a painted wood dog from Avery, a tag with journaling and extra chipboard shapes. Plus, I added the feather because the girls were so funny whenever a duck came waddling along. This I added at home as a reminder of those ducks.
Watercolor circles + crayon outline// deco tape// label stickers// chipboard bird tab// button flowers //mini stapler //Instax photos
Including the pre-strung buttons and button flowers was perfect because you just popped them right on the page. Also Studio Calico rubons, paint, deco tape, mini stapler.
Watercolor + crayon circles, deco tape, label stickers, pre-strung buttons, paper flowers, Instax photo
The girls enjoyed painting shells & I included one in the book here. Along with an Elle's Studio tag.
More pages of Avery & Quincey's art. There's journaling behind the flashcards. It's basically a colorful mess but I adore it!
Precious drawing of Avery & Alfie... and she drew a "toy snowman" too. What I would do to have a peek inside her silly mind? haha
This is so perfect for a vacation... or even if your kids are out of school because it's all in a bag so when they are done for the day just put it all away and it's ready for next time.
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