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Cabin fever struck hard in our house the last few weeks. We had back to back snow and ice storms that shut down our city for several days each time. While it’s fun for us to get out in the snow and play, my kids are true southerners and don’t last long outside when it’s cold. Thank goodness I had hit Walmart a few weeks before and stocked up on Crayola crayons, washable paint and sidewalk chalk! We were able to channel our cabin fever into #ColorfulCreations and beat the indoor blues!
After the umpteenth time of hearing “I’m boooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrred!” I decided to do something about it! I pulled all 6 kids together and told them that I needed a new piece of wall art and they were going to work together to create it. They had to brainstorm to find a design and then work together to create it.
My son is studying Zentangles in art class and they all agreed that would be the perfect piece of art to design and color. My son agreed to draw the Zentangle and the rest of the kids would color it in. He used a black crayola crayon to draw the Zentangle on a piece of white foam board. He wanted to go with a heart theme since it was so close to Valentine’s Day.
He worked tirelessly until it was just right and ready for the girls to color. The girls grabbed some crayons and dove right in, they loved having 96 colors to choose from. My 7 & 5 year had a more texture rich idea, they wanted to use washable paint in some of the designs to make them pop (okay, not really, they just wanted to paint, but it did look awesome!) My 9 year old thought it would be cool to draw designs on the painted hearts with sidewalk chalk to create a masterpiece of many different mediums. It turned out beautifully!
I loved that they we are able to work together on a project and LOVED that it took their minds of being cooped up inside during Snowpacolypse and Snowpacolypse 2.0.