Extol March - April 2020 - Page 38

Made by Morgan Creatively inspired by Ben Franklin Crafts in New Albany Made by Morgan Inspired by Ben Franklin Craft Supplies By Morgan Sprigler WHERE ONE DOOR CLOSES... STEP TWO Paint! We chose a delicate, light pink chalk paint in a spray can. However, you may use any paint you desire. I like the look of chalk paint for this project, but a flat or matte paint would be pretty as well. The red door from Ben Franklin is also very nice just as it is, if you want to skip this step. We also decided to paint our door handle gold using acrylic paint, because, why not?! Paint and then let the door dry. …Another one opens and just like that it’s Spring, bringing us a promise of sunlight, crisp air and fresh beginnings. To welcome the new season, I’m sharing with you a kid-friendly craft that incorporates a little education, too, and started – as always – at Ben Franklin Crafts New Albany. By the way, new store hours went into effect in January. Ben Franklin is open 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. If you’re ready to get down and Derby, stop in sometime soon to see the growing collection of fascinators and hats (for men too!) or talk to a staffer about creating one specially for you. Now, let’s craft! BEN FRANKLIN CRAFTS NEW ALBANY SUPPLIES • Wooden hanging door • Chalk paint of your desired color • Cardstock of your desired color x 2 • Scissors • Spring items of your choosing • Hot glue gun and glue sticks Total project cost = $42 36 EXTOL : FEBRUARY/MARCH 2020 STEP ONE Find some time when you and your kid(s) can go craft supply shopping together. As you are browsing, start up a conversation about seasons. Use this opportunity to test their knowledge and do a little teaching, too. Start with the wooden door. Because it has 6 “panes,” have your child(ren) come up with six different aspects of spring. Each item will eventually be displayed on your door and will remind your child(ren) what the season is all about. My girls and I settled on rainclouds made from cotton balls with rain made from blue stones, butterflies, a birds nest with eggs, flowers, birds on a twig, and a cross to symbolize Easter. STEP THREE Using your heated glue gun, apply glue around the perimeter of one sheet of cardstock. Apply sheet to the back of your door, covering four of the bottom panes. STEP FOUR Cut your second sheet of cardstock in half and repeat step three to cover the top two remaining door panes.