A year or so ago, I pinned an idea where you cut an object or part of a picture out of a magazine, glue that little cutout to a piece of paper and have your kids, yourself or whomever finish the drawing (here is a link to the blog I found it on).
Then, last spring on the blog Under the Sycamore, Ashley posted about how she had her kids take different types of pictures ~ one outside, one up close, and one with a background. Then, she cut the pictures in half and had her kids finish the other side (link to her project here).
I loved that idea! I had my kids gather up 3 of their favorite "things".
Sassy brought me a Hershey's chocolate bar, her copy of the book Divergent, and a softball.
Action brought me a lego, a football and a glass Coke bottle.
Smiley gathered up her Elsa doll, favorite stuffed puppy (she's had him since she was a baby) and her stuffed giraffe, named Pinkie Pie ~ but not to be confused with the little pony named Pinkie Pie.....
I took pictures of each of their objects, enlarged them to the sizes I wanted and printed them, using our printer at home.
Here are some of the finished products:
Smiley's frozen scene using a cutout of her Elsa doll:
Action's Coke bottle:
Sassy's Divergent book:
These little masterpieces kept the kids busy using their minds and fostered their creativity and I think they turned out really cute!