Friday, July 10, 2009

Works of Art

Daddy just got a new office with a big empty wall, so we decided to help him out and create some masterpieces for him to hang. I gave each child a canvas (very cheap from Michael's, of course). I then gave them different colors of acrylic paint and some brushes and told them to pick one color to cover the entire canvas so that there would be no blank white spots. We then let it dry and they continued with their painting.

Yesterday, we took daddy out to lunch from work and the kids were so proud to see their paintings hanging in his office!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bug Jar

The kids have been very interested in bugs lately. They love ctaching ants and fireflies. I made them these bug jars out of plastic peanut butter containers. I painted a bee and a lady bug on the lid and then we used a small drill bit to put a few holes in the top. The kids have been catching bugs all morning. So fun!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

4th of July Shirts

Like I mentioned before, the kids will be in a 4th of July parade tomorrow and we made them special shirts to wear. We used sponges in the shapes of stars. You can either make them yourself or buy them at Michael's. We used fabric paint and put stars all over the front and back of the shirt! We used paint brushes to touch up any holes that were made by the sponges.

They can't wait to wear them tomorrow. They are with daddy right now decorating their bikes that they will ride in the parade.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

4th of July Hats

Every year we have a parade in our neighborhood that the kids can ride their bikes in for the 4th of July. We made some cool hats that we got from Michael's and then decorated it with some star stickers! They can't wait to wear these in the parade!