Of all the craft projects I’ve done with my kids, this is one that I didn’t also do and I really wish I would have. We did it in parts over multiple days.
First, I sent them a google document with some sentences to finish. I got a huge kick when Violet changed her “If I were stuck inside all day” to “While stuck inside all day.” Those were printed and cut out.
Then I gave them a canvas to paint in whichever way they wanted.
Once we had completed those steps, I showed them the inspiration and offered to use a picture that I already had of them or take a new one. Violet knew exactly what picture she wanted to use. Abram had a couple of poses he wanted to try. Once we had the picture taken, I turned it black and white and printed it out on card stock which we then cut out.
Finally, we assembled all the pieces onto the canvas they had painted. These craft projects in my head are always filled with joy and happiness and the quiet concentration of contented kids. Not every step goes that way, as every parent knows, but I hope they’ll look back on this very weird time and remember the joy and the happiness bits best.