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When It Comes To Kids, Let There Be Color Easy, Inexpensive Decorating Projects To Light Up Their Lives (NAPSA) —Ask a child his favorite color and he’ll say blue. A second later he’ll say no, it’s red. Yellow. Purple. Orange. Green. In fact, kids love color, all col ors . T hat al on e s h ou l d b e inspiration when thinking about decorating your children’s bed- rooms or playrooms. That they love color—the more the better—also makes do-it-your- self decorating projects with your kids easy and fun. The key is to relax, keep things simple and inex- pensive, and don’t sweat the small stuff (like big messes). Use your all, a family or self-portrait drawn creativity with your kids and watch by their own hands is often more theirs spring to life. precious than a professional one. 1. Let kids add color to With the money you save on art- unexpected places and have it work, invest in a nice frame to be OK. If color is what a room give your children’s masterpieces lacks, kids can use GelGems™ on a finished look that blends with any non-porous surface such as your room’s decor. windows, refrigerators, computer 4. Press some style and fun monitors and bathroom tile. Flexi- onto stale-looking walls. Have ble, stickable and reusable, the children dip their hands into an colorful gels come in virtually any accent paint color. Help them shape and color—hearts, letters, press their hands onto the walls to paisley, dots, fish, flowers or sea- create a room boarder around the sonal shapes—and can match any middle of the wall. Vary the posi- room theme or help create a new tion of the handprints, switching one around special holidays. 45-degree angles to the right and 2. Playtime with pillows. left to create a pattern. Purchase fabric crayons or paint 5. Boot out the old, in with at the craft store, along with cot- the new. Here is a use for the ton material. Cut two matching cute little rain boots they no squares out of material, tape one longer wear, but you cannot bear piece securely to a work area, to give away—planters. Pound a such as a thick piece of cardboard, few holes in the bottom of the boot and have children design the front with a nail then pour a thin layer of a pillow. After they’re done, sew of gravel in the bottom of the boot the pieces together leaving a hole for proper drainage. Fill with pot- on one side big enough to put a ting soil and Gerbera daisy or hand through, stuff with filling other small flower. and stitch the hole shut. For more colorful decorating 3. Modern art has never ideas, or to learn more about Gel- been so inexpensive. Children’s Gems and where you can find artwork can be priceless—after them, visit www.gelgems.com.
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