October 15, 2007
We already have the most awesomest printer (the Kodak EasyShare 5300)... but since we made everyone else work so hard for this contest, we decided it would only be fair to do a project ourselves. Of course, I can't win the contest... but I'm sending in a bogus entry just for kicks! I love doing creative projects (and as you can see, I work best under pressure... which is why this post is up just hours before the contest deadline!). The kids enjoy letting mom work herself up into a deadline panic and then getting a WHOLE DAY OFF to work to their little hearts content on ARTSY-FARTSY stuff.
Today was a fun-day. We did our Bible, Devotional, Math... and then we jumped in the car with our printed photos and made our way to the teacher's supply store. They laminated our pictures for our project and we picked out some piggy-pink butcher block paper (since Morgan's room is mainly pink). We had fun cutting laminated squares out. The scissors slide on lamination (which is really groovy if you are a kid at heart). The children (including me) thought the cutting part was just as fun as picking out their favorite pictures and arranging them on Morgan's door-poster. We also enjoyed coming up with cute phrases or captions for each shot. It was a bit of a giggle-fest. My son, who originally was NOT interested in this project is now thoroughly jealous of his sister's "way cool closet door". He asked me to do his door tomorrow. That isn't going to happen, but I promised him we would get around to it eventually.
Below is full-shot of the final collage... "larger than life" (or at least larger than us). It is a great reminder to her of all the people she loves, the places she has been, the things she likes, and even the foods she enjoys eating. I laminated the photos so that if she ever decides to take them all down, she can save them forever.
All you need to do this project is a bunch of digital photos, a printer, some scissors, some packing tape, some butcher block paper, and a place to go take the pictures to laminate them.
Hope you enjoyed the printer contest. You still have a few hours to get your projects in if you haven't yet!
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