Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Clothespin Soliders & Aliens

Clothespin Christmas Soldiers
We made Clothespin Soldiers this weekend.  I dragged out all the supplies and my daughter and I painted away, sitting in our PJs and listening to Christmas music.  We used Plaid FolkArt paints

Clothespin Soldiers by Laura & Olivia Bray

Our soldiers aren't in traditional colors, we decided to go bright and wild and I love how they turn out.  They match my daughter's pine cone tree creation perfectly.

Pine Cone Christmas Tree by Olivia Bray
While we were crafting away, my nerdy, scientist husband couldn't resist and asked to join us.  He made a clothespin alien.  Nothing says Christmas like that right? 

Clothespin Alien by Bruce Bray
Seriously though, I love the alien and I just know that it's going to be a family keepsake.  Every year, we'll pull it out of the box and laugh.  You can't plan stuff like this, it just happens, and when it does, it's priceless.