Sometimes as my kids and I are doing art projects, I feel really ambitious. And capable. And full of knowledge.
This last art project was not one of those times. With the Kidney-stone-the-size-of-Manhattan inside of me, I needed something that didn’t need a lot of prep work or a lot of assistance from myself. I needed something…..easy.
That’s when I stumbled across the Piled High Burger project. The only things you need to make this work are construction paper in different colors, scissors, markers, glue, and some imagination.
We’ve go those things in spades at my house. (Especially glue bottles, I always buy them when they’re on sale in the fall and then they seem to procreate on the art shelf.)
The concept of the project is pretty simple: create a huge, crazy hamburger with some unique and strange ingredients.
Using a piece of black construction paper as the background my kids quickly got to work.
Everybody made a bun first, then filled the insides with different types of food that they could create with paper.
They came up with some great ideas. Trinity came up with a way to make broccoli using green paper and a green marker. Eden made a slice of watermelon with green and pink paper and a black marker. Will rummaged through the junk drawer until he found our hole punch, then used it on yellow paper to make Swiss cheese.
The kids had a great time with these Piled High Burgers. They used up a bunch of construction paper scraps and an entire bottle of glue (which is just fine because I have another due to give birth at any moment on the art shelf), and giggled as they came up with their ideas.
Meanwhile, I took a few pictures and sat on the couch. It was a win for everybody.
Sometimes, it’s just nice to win.
And dream of eating hamburgers.