Thursday, November 10, 2011
When Miss M brought the book Miss Tutu's Star by Leslea Newman home from the library, I knew exactly which craft I wanted to do with it. I had seen the ballet dress with the handprint tutu on Pinterest and wanted to recreate it for Miss M's room. [This is a sweet book about a little girl named Selena who wants to be a ballerina. I appreciate how the dance teacher is always encouraging and tells her that since she has a heart for dance, she is already a star. Selena practices and practices until she can get the steps right for her recital. The illustrations are full of cute little details and the words rhyme in a fun way, which appealed to Miss M greatly.]
The original project called for doing this on canvas, but we did it on watercolor paper as we are framing it. First, I just free-hand cut a leotard shape out of pink paper and Miss M glued it down.
Next, we made a tutu skirt using four of her handprints in light pink, and then when it was dry added another two on top in a slightly darker pink. We were too impatient to wait for the light pink color to dry by itself, so I used a hairdryer to speed up the process.
We glued a pink ribbon and bow at the waist to finish it off.
The original idea for this project with a full tutorial came from Meet the Dubiens. I am link this to stART (story + art) at A Mommy's Adventures and Kids Get Crafty at Red Ted Art.