Painter of happy. Believer in whimsy. Seeing God’s smile in the everyday.

A Fun Paper House Part 4! 🏡💐

craft diy watercolor May 23, 2024

Yippee! This is the FINAL part to our colorful paper house! We're adding the colors with watercolor and adding some wonky!

Get out your watercolors and paint your "house of dreams"! You can use colors similar to mine, or use your favorites! It will be a reflection of your hopes, prayers, and dreams!

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A Fun Paper House Part 3! 💐

craft diy gratitude play May 16, 2024

It's Fun Friday! And we are continuing in our paper house of dreams creation!! This can be a symbol for us--our very own house of dreams! I was inspired by the book, Anne's House of Dreams! Today, we're creating around the question "What is the password to the front door of your house of dreams?". Following the breadcrumbs of what God was showing me, I found the secret password!

In Psalm 100 (MSG), it says,

“On your feet now—applaud God!
    Bring a gift of laughter,
    sing yourselves into his presence.

Know this: God is God, and God, God.
    He made us; we didn’t make him.
    We’re his people, his well-tended sheep.

 Enter with the password: “Thank you!”
    Make yourselves at home, talking praise.
    Thank him. Worship him.

For God is sheer beauty,
    all-generous in...

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A Fun Paper House Part 2! 🏡

art craft diy fun May 09, 2024

Happy Fun Friday! We are continuing our lesson from last week, and adding elements to our paper cut out house! If you missed that lesson, you can find it HERE.

So get out your markers, pencils, pens, crayons, whatever you'd like to create with, and fill your paper house with love! :) As we add fun things to this house, let us remember we live for the God who made magnolias!

And we create these playful cutout houses to add fun into our days. Like Einstein said, "Play is the highest form of research."

Start with your cut out house ready to go from Part 1. On a separate piece of paper, draw your elements. I'm drawing a girls to put in the windows. I have the house right next to my paper so I can kind of see what size they should be. *You could also measure the space of the window if you want to be exact, but remember to keep it wonky!*

I sketched out an easel with a "painting" of  a flower on it to put in the top window. As you fill in the windows, you can start to think of...

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A Fun Paper House Part 1! 🏠

art craft house play May 03, 2024

Join me for Fun Friday!

Today we're creating a paper house!! Embrace the play in life and create a house around the verse, “God you smiled on your good earth! You brought good times back to Jacob.” Psalm 85

Get a piece of paper, a glue stick or some tape ready. With a magic marker, I'm drawing the shape of a house, and of course, adding in the door and windows! 

Now get your scissors out, and cut a line down the center of the window and two slits on the top and bottom so they fold out. 

For the door, leave the left side in tact so you can open and close it! Add some tape to the back and tape it to another piece of paper, so you can't see through the windows--Next week, we'll draw fun things in the windows!

Here's a view of the other house I made!

Happy Day!

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