Monday, October 3, 2011

Art Display and a Map

The boys bring home cute art projects from school.  With two kids in preschool and three new projects coming home a week, our refrigerator was getting cluttered.  I found a new way to display them on pinterest.  Another girl had a similar problem and came up with this solution:

Open frames spray painted the same color with a ribbon attached to display art.  So cheap and easy!  Plus it takes care of decorating a wall that was once empty.  I decided to take it a step farther and add something else to the wall.  The boys have been asking about where certain places are lately ... Colorado, Texas, China (not sure where that came from).  I decided it was time for a wall map.  I bought a poster of a world map at Michael's and a canvas that was the same size.  I painted the sides of the canvas gray and used Mod Podge to affix the posted to the canvas.  I then put five coats or so of MP over the poster so it wrapped around the canvas (and protected it from 4 year old fingers).

I hung it at the eye level of a 4 year old. 

It didn't come out quite as perfect as I imagined (there are a few bubbles under there), but it is serving its purpose.  The boys love trying to learn the names of countries and states.  

P.S. - Thanks for all the comments and emails about my friend's surgery.  Her tumor came back benign and she is back at home recovering with her baby.  All good things. 

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