Monday, January 16, 2012
Making this hybrid project began with searching through my digital scrapbooking kits for a cloud image. I added the text, alphabet - altered by clipping on papers to change the colors, and banner to it. Printed that out then deleted the extras and flipped the cloud image. Printed the flipped version for the back of the cloud on our mobile.
After we talked about the dream MLK Jr. had, we came up with one that's applicable to five year olds. The word on the street is that the boys and girls don't always get along at recess! ER wrote it on one side. Afterward, we glued it onto chipboard. I cut it out and then glued the flipped image on the other side. We have left the back side blank for the time being, my hope is that we'll add another wish to it next year.
We punched holes at the top with my Crop-A-Dile for hanging and then more at the bottom of the cloud. Each hole was reinforced with an eyelet. I had some dimensional white bird stickers leftover from Christmas, I think they are doves. They look like it to me and if they're not, well they're a decent substitute!
I told her they were doves and that they symbolize peace and hope. We added a dove to one side of a punched scalloped circle, the other side could be used to write facts about MLK Jr. or additional dreams. These have been suspended with fishing wire. I like that since the fishing wire is "clear" it kind of gives the illusion that the birds are "flying".
I Heart Spring Kit by Louise Franks Designs, Alphabet, Papers - used as clipping masks, and Banner from Playful Kit by Louise Franks Designs.
Shared At: Skip to My Lou, Crafty Moms Share, Tutus & Tea Parties, and the blog I helped co-found ABC & 123: A Learning Cooperative.