Plus I'd get some great art for their, very plain, walls. We called Benny and Rachel to see if they wanted to have a craft day with us and then...
I searched Pinterest.
I finally found instructions.
And then, because I can't seem to follow instructions very well, I tossed them out the window and we did our own thing.
But the finished product looks amazing.
So what did we do?
First I painted sky and grass on a large canvas.
Then I cut out house shapes, varying the rooflines. We used 11 for each of the three canvases. We didn't keep track of individual houses which actually means each canvas has houses from all three kids. A communal art piece, so to speak.
The kids painted the houses with a coat of acrylic paint and then added doors and windows cut from scrap book paper. This made the houses thicker than the original inspiration appears, but I liked the texture and shadows from where the paper lifted a bit.
I glued the houses to the canvas and added trees Rachel cut from fun, green patterned scrapbook paper.
Then we mod podged the whole thing.
That was it! Super simple, but impressive.