One of my passions has always been books. To tell the truth as I get older one of my silly, sometimes worries is where the heck am I gong to keep all these books I keep collecting.
I like all kinds of books, but I am crazy for all the wonderful craft books out there. They are crammed full of good ideas I can adapt in my own art and ideas I can share with the rowdie grandkids.
There are tons of projects using old socks...you know the socks that loose their significant other and are doomed to live out their lives in a big pile of singles. I discovered another great way to use these orphans in a book I read recently, D.I.Y. Kids, by Ellen and Julia Lupton.
Just take an old sock and partially fill with sand or raw rice and tie a rubber band, string or ribbon around it. Once you have it filled it's pretty simple to draw funny faces and figures on it with permanent markers, acrylic paints or dimensional fabric paints. As always ask the grandkids to use their imagination, they may want to glue sequins, buttons or glitter on to their sock creature.
Cute, cute, cute and so easy. Let me know if you and the rowdies make one of these, I would love to post some silly sock creatures on my blog.