Because I SUCK at keeping this little blog of mine up to date in real time I am going to do one BIG post about all the fun summer craft projects we tackled this summer.
We played with Moon Sand. This was a birthday gift Paisley got from Aunt Holly and Uncle Stephen but I made her wait until it got warm so we could play with it outside. I sand by this decision because it was messy getting the sand out of the water. If you have not had the pleasure of seeing this stuff go get some. I think the sand is coated in something because when it hits the water it looks solid but when you scoop it out of the water it turns back into loose sand. Paisley thought is was magic!
We also enjoyed Play-Doh outside a few times until it got too hot then we moved the Play-Doh inside to the dinning room. Each time we played with it Ryder would take a bite and each time he would spit it out. He new favorite thing to do with the Play-Doh when we are inside is to throw it at the dogs. When it hits one of them and they jump/run away he laughs like a lunatic.
We made stepping stones for my now dead garden. Paisley LOVED it.
Ryder wasn't feeling the project so much. So his stone reflects his personality at this stage: A Hot Mess With More Important Thing To Do!
I snagged this fun Sand Art kit from The Dollar Tree. Paisley got three sand projects for the price of one and over an hour of entertainment while little man napped.
Stained Glass Art - After church one day Paisley was asking questions about the pretty glass in the windows. So we talked about it and came home to make our own stained glass art.
Sidewalk Chalk Art Gallery
The Card Board Box house project
Thanks to a big box we saved from our grill we had a blank slate for a RAD playhouse. But before we could start we needed to fuel up and where better than Red Robbin (yum) with a fun and always funny friend, Stephanie (stop by her blog and see what she had to say about this project). When she agreed to hanging out I don't think she was prepared for 1) How CRAZY my kids are in public - again, sorry about that and 2) For the project I wanted to work on (with her help of course). I may have had a few adult beverages waiting to sweeten the deal. After three hours we took this box and turned it into .....
The kids LOVE it! It is the best free project ever. We have already had hours of fun and it is still holding up pretty well.
Yard Bubble - When Clare sent me this blog I knew I HAD to make this for the kids. Paisley was such a good helper with the taping part. If she hadn't helped I think I still might be working on it! Ryder didn't really like being in the bubble as much as I thought he would. He was much happier looking in the opening but Paisley was in heaven! She even wanted to sleep in the bubble.
Paper Airplane Fun - Leave it to little Miss Paisley Pie to put her own spin on a timeless classic. First she made the airplane then she made the passengers and then took turns flying. I LOVE this girl!