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I admit, I am super excited about this week’s item. I am a big fan of art projects and am always looking for the next masterpiece to display in my office. So when the Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series challenge popped up with paper cups as the next creative project, I immediately thought it’s time to paint! I present to you, my mini artists-in-the-making, with Paper Cup Painting!

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I always like to have canvases on hand to do major art projects a couple of times a year. They’re not always cheap, so I keep an eye out for sales or make sure to clip a Michaels discount coupon. The boys are pretty young, so I generally stick to washable paint for my own sanity, although it doesn’t cover as well and being washable means that I need to take care to not put finished items where they can get wet or otherwise damaged.

Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series: Paper Cup Painting

Painting is always a big hit for my kids and they’re mostly used to finger painting or using a brush. I was super excited to incorporate shapes and stamping with this project and they just loved seeing what the paper cup could create. They used the tops and bottoms and even started swirling and spreading the cups for different effects. Then somebody went “It’s a caterpillar!” and the project took on a whole new meaning with mommy adding eyes, antennae and legs to their creations. Finish it out with a couple of hand prints and these newest masterpieces are bringing a whole new level of awesome to my office. The boys loved every minute!

Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series: Paper Cup Painting
Be sure to spread the paint a bit so it can cover the cup.

J started out very methodical, and very carefully chose placement for his circles, while B was more creative in his approach and tried different methods to get different results with the cups.

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They each had enough cups for each color of paint they had, although they seemed to enjoy mixing the paint more. If the paint cups got too messy, I swapped them out for new ones and they continued on their merry ways.
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 THE FINISHED PRODUCT
Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series: Paper Cup Painting
B – Caterpillar Lover and Texture Explorer
Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series: Paper Cup Painting
J – Methodical Starter and Rogue Smearer
Do you have any neat projects that incorporate paper cups? Please share and add them to the link up below! Also be sure to check out the blogs of my gal pals to see their creative paper cup projects:
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  1. becka

    July 21, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Those turned out so cute. I like the colorful hand prints! They both did a great job!

    • Katy Blevins

      July 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks Becka! I have them up in my office and every time I walk in, I smile. They did such a great job and I love how different they are.

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  2. Carie Spence

    July 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    What fun! I even think my kids would enjoy this and they are a little older. I may just have to try it with them! Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board.

  3. Madaline

    July 21, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    This looks like such a fun project!!! I love how the personalities of each boy really came out – it’s so interesting to see how children approach things so differently…

    • Katy Blevins

      July 22, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Isn’t it? Despite my OCD, I am really starting to love these “free range” art projects that allow them to explore their creativity in their own unique ways.

  4. Julie @ Don't Lick Your Sister

    July 23, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Love this and love that my 1 and 3 year old will also be able to easily do it and love it too!

  5. April

    July 28, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Love this series, for real. We haven’t made anything with paper cups, so I can’t link up. The artwork created by your kids is so cool. I don’t know if Bee would actually do much with it, but I can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing.

    Your co-host from Creative Style Linkup ~~April~~

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Each week we will pick a quote, the quotes we choose are women’s words… get it? That’s What She Said.

The link up will run for 2 weeks this week. Starting February 5th we have the linkup live for 5 days!

We will pin and feature our favorites, the following month.

Each week will provide the next week’s quote.

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Please only linkup posts inspired by the quote of the month. We want to see how this quote will get your creative juices flowing.

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January's That's What She Said quote: Don't Stumble Over Something Behind You

If there’s any phrase I should have tattooed to my forehead these days, it’s “Don’t stumble over something behind you.” As I head into the New Year, putting 2014 and all its many nightmares behind me is the one resolution I intend to keep. I’d be foolish to say I’m over it and that there is no more hurt to be felt, no more challenges to face, no more stress to overcome, but I’m committed to looking forward to hope, healing and a much more balanced life that is me being me. The one thing I most definitely realized over the past several months is that I haven’t been able to be myself in a very long time. And that’s something I’d like to change.

I will no longer stumble over the fear that comes from wondering what others think of my actions, or how I dress, or what I say, or if I’m cool enough/pretty enough/funny enough/etc. the list goes on and on. I’m looking forward and I’m me. I will no longer stumble over what ifs, whys or if only. I’m looking forward with a “What’s next?” I will no longer punish myself for mistakes I made, cues I missed or moments where I fell short as a wife, mother, friend, woman, daughter, you name it. I’m looking forward with a “You did the best you could with the information that you had. Forgive yourself and be better.”

Progress means learning from the past, not dwelling on it. I can look back now with fresh eyes, remember what happened, and embrace the blessing that is being in a better place today. I know without a shadow of a doubt that I don’t want to go back to what was, even when I think about the good times and the happy moments. So if I’m confident that I’m where I’m supposed to be, there’s no need to stumble or dwell on where I used to be. Each day I put one foot in front of the other and move forward. If I look back, it’s only to see how far I’ve come.

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Each month we will pick a quote, the quotes we choose are women’s words… get it? That’s What She Said.

The link up will run for 2 weeks.

We will pin and feature our favorites, the following month.

You will always know what the next month’s quote is, we will have it posted here, and sent to your inbox!

 

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Please only linkup posts inspired by the quote of the month. We want to see how this quote will get your creative juices flowing.

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Admittedly, I hate winter. But somehow, this is still my favorite time of year. While I’d be thrilled to trade in the cold days, dreary grays and blistering winds, the holiday season reminds me of home and family and all that is good in my life. There is something about hot cocoa at late night football games, falling leaves and bursts of color, the crisp crunch of frost beneath your feet at the Christmas tree farm, and the warm smells of your favorite recipes cooking that make the heart feel happy. Perhaps the holiday season happens during the dreariest time of year because the “forced isolation” of the weather pushes us closer to those people most important in our lives. Everything slows down a bit, families huddle by the fire, even the sun goes down earlier, bringing everyone home for dinner at the table.

It’s also a time for reflection. In the quiet of the winter weather, late at night, when everything is still and frozen, or even first thing in the morning when the snow on the ground is fresh and untouched, you can look back on the year and just think. Absorb. And with that fresh white, not yet trampled snow, you can look forward with a clean slate. After winter comes spring. New growth, starting over. We appreciate the warmth and the sun, because winter kept us in the dark and the cold. We would take the beauty of spring for granted if we weren’t coming out of the harshness of winter.

Maybe I don’t hate winter after all. I sure do hate feeling cold, but I love feeling like I’m on the cusp of starting fresh and new. I love the ability to discard the old, close a chapter and look forward to spring and new life. This is the time of year for family, love, healing, hope and merriment. Cuddle close to the ones you love, toss the bitterness of old into the wind, and step out in the new fresh snow.

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Welcome to Social Media Saturdays, the one and only linkup sponsored by the International Bloggers Association, where bloggers grow together. Have you joined yet? If not, go there now!

 

We’re all about making new friends and finding each other in the places we hang out online. This is the place to mingle, make new friends and form real relationships– not the place to drop links and leave!

 

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