Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What to do with stained shirts.

Someday I might learn my lesson and not buy the girls white shirts. In the mean time I am figuring out what to do with stained shirts. I got a tie dye kit and the girls and I each made two shirts, one new and one old stained one. Since this was a project that could easily become a disaster we did this outside and enforced the only one person at a time rule. It worked out great. No other clothes were stained in the process.
We had so much fun I could make tie die shirts all the time. Watch out relatives, you might get tie dyed sweaters and socksfor Christmas presents.
Here are one set of results.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fun on Purpose

I was reading an article about fun and thinking about what your 10 year old self liked to do. Other than read I don't really remember what I liked. It did get me thinking of something fun to do with the girls. Both of them love to paint and often paint their bodies instead of paper. It was a beautiful day so we all put on our swimsuits and had fun painting our bodies.

Edith was totally shocked that we were doing this. She has heard from me many times "paint the paper not yourself." She finally got into it and painted herself orange. Immediately after she was done she was ready to wash it off.
Addie immediately loved this idea. I spotted her back with all colors and she went to work on her arms and legs. She really got into the activity and didn't worry about drips, or spatter, her swimsuit, or washing herself off.
I enjoyed giving myself polka-dot legs. They might be the next fad, you never know. Of course we all had just as much fun washing it off in the hose.
note: purple "washable" tempera paint leaves behind a pink shadow immune to soap and sugar scrubs for several days

Monday, June 6, 2011

Art Projects and Ecotarium

The girls and I had fun creating our own fashion pictures. I tore out a bunch of pictures of glamorous gals from magazines and we started stamping mustaches on them. Then we gave them crazy clothes and tattoos with markers. Best use of a fashion magazine yet.

Last week we headed to the Ecotarium in Worcester. As usual the kids enjoyed themselves. Sarah was the most pleased as they had an exhibit on turtles. The kids enjoyed playing on the outside climbing structures. The highlight was the otters. The last few times we have been the otters had been hiding so it was lots of fun seeing them swim and play.