Saturday, March 6, 2010

Paper Cutting

I tried my hand at a new craft yesterday. I was again inspired by a library book, so I brought it home. I tried to get my husband to try this craft with me, but he was totally UN-inspired! :) The book recommended you start with scraps of low-quality paper so you won't be upset when throwing them away because you won't like the first things you make. So, during quiet time yesterday - one hour - I took a paper bag that I'd gotten while shopping the day before, my little scissors from the kitchen, and cut these shapes.

I did not trace a pattern, but looked at the pictures in the book as I cut and didn't throw one of them away! I was so proud when our daughter came out of quiet time and named them. She could tell what they all were....except the birthday candle, she thought it was an arrow.

5 comments:

Adventures Along The Way said...

Wow, looks good. I am not that great at cutting, and find this impressive! :)

Adventures Along The Way said...

Saw this and thought of you!

http://prettyprettypaper.blogspot.com/2010/03/recycling-project.html

G'ma/G'pa Owens said...

Wow! You have hidden talents!

Laura Moore said...

cool...Love the dress and the bird/birdhouse!!

tcmoniz said...

I have a book all about doing this - pretty cool, though I have not done it personally! If you are really into it, I will send you the book!