five minute meaningful art

How many times has your child brought home pretty art projects from school and you think to yourself, "this is pretty," and the thrown it in the trash?  I have five kids in school this year. That's a lot of art. ;)

My fourth grader brought home a painting project the other day that I thought was really nice, and put it in the recycle bin, when I had a epiphany. I had been looking for a meaningful quote to put in a frame on a bookshelf in the family room. It needed to sit landscape instead of portrait and so it had been sitting empty for a couple of weeks while I searched. 

With my fourth grader's help, we cut it to size and added the heart and some letters gluesticked right on top. It is a much needed message in our family right now. A teenage boy, and two tweens, need I say more? My daughter was thrilled to have her art featured in a family space, I got the message I wanted. Best of all it was free and only took five minutes.  

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