My sweet oldest baby girl is now 11 years old. It's hard for me to wrap my head around how this happy little toddler could possibly already be a "tween!" Ugh! To celebrate her birthday, she wanted a slumber party with a "Night in Paris" theme. I came up with an art project for the girls, in keeping with the theme.
Using flat canvases (available in packs of 8 at Michael's), we made decoupage collages with antique papers, old sheet music, French-themed scrapbooking papers, and all sorts of fun embellishments (including lace, of course!). Here's the sample that I made so the girls could see a finished project:
I did several layers of paper, used lots of distressing ink, added lace and flower trims, and at the very end, embellished with bronze-colored Stickles (I love that stuff). The whole process took a couple of days, so that each layer had time to dry.
Here's the busy project table that the girls used at the party:
And here's the birthday girl's project, almost finished:
This was a fun, multi-step project that kept the girls busy in small doses over the course of the evening. I think they enjoyed it, and their artwork really looked fabulous!
All that said, if anyone has a magic potion that will turn my tween back into a 5-year-old, please pass it along!
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