Home Decor Tips for the Hoarder #2

Want to get rid of the excess craft paint and cheap brushes you've been hoarding? Want to get some Easter lawn decorations as well?



Hire a 6 year old! They work fast and cheap (usually just for a pizza or turkey sandwich).



First draw a bunny on 1/4 thick plywood panel as an example and then let the child draw their own on another.



Who cares what it looks like, this is your chance to help clean out the garage of junk.




Then cut it out with a jigsaw. Make sure the kid is standing far away for safety.



Next, save yourself some sweat and teach the kid good work ethics. Show them the magical sanding block that makes rough edges on wood disappear!




Patronize the kid if they get detail orientated and want to add more. Besides, helps use up old markers.



Let the painting begin! Throw an old grimey work shirt on the kid as a smock (I found this one under a moldy box in the garage).



Encourage going outside the lines, it uses up more old paint!



Keep the kid busy for hours by making them paint large areas with a tiny brush.




When working outdoors watch out for falling leaves landing in the wet paint.



Once painted and dry, get rid of old garden stakes and hot glue them to the back of the cut outs.



Now the cute bunny, I mean old material user upper, can be stuck in the garden or lawn for all to enjoy...



Not only is your home a little more hoard free, but you gave a little kid creative fun and her parents a couple of hours off.

4 comments:

  1. Excellent idea. Now if only I had a 6 year old of my own. I have an idea where I can find one, but they usually frown upon abduction as a means to get a 6 year old.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love the bunny! You can't go wrong combining cleaning with keeping a kid entertained :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. plaidbunny@aol.com3/20/2008 1:12 PM

    I nearly had snot come out my nose I laughed so hard at the part about painting a large area with a small brush as a time consumer!!!!
    Stef
    http://sweatersurgery.blogspot.com/
    http://craftside.typepad.com/
    http://www.crafttvweekly.com/
    (\__/)
    (='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
    (")_(") signature to help him gain world domination.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey!! It's really sweet. Thanks for your brilliant idea for home decoration by kids.

    ReplyDelete