READERS BEWARE: this post has very little to do with party planning, so I hope you will indulge me. I saw the most adorable pictures in the latest Pottery Barn Kids catalog that inspired me to create some artwork. Truth be told, I am an artist-wanna-be. I appreciate art, I collect art, I’m just not that great at creating art. The PB Kids inspiration was a set of pictures in a gorgeous nursery that showed animals made out of newspaper print. Sorry no pic, but just go with me on this one – they were incredibly cute and creative. I thought it would be fun to create some of my own animals using a different part of the newspaper – the crossword puzzle.
So here are the results. Wait, let’s have some fun. Try to guess the animal based on these crossword puzzle-style clues that I spent days coming up with…
Puzzle #1: An amphibian that has permeable skin and no tail.
Puzzle #2: This flying insect is important ecologically because it is an agent of pollination.
Puzzle #3: A diverse group of reptiles that were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates for millions of years.
How did you do?
These pictures were super easy to make. Just gather up some crossword puzzles (I bought a big book of them at the dollar store), trace the outline of the animal and then cut it out and glue it onto a picture frame mat.
That’s it – cute, easy art!