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Friday, May 28, 2010
The Rainbow Warriors
I LOVE rainbows. I mean, really LOVE rainbows. And I think the kids have inherited my propensity to create rainbows wherever and whenever we can. Who can resist all that delicious color?
So when I discovered this wonderful craft on 5 Orange Potatoes, via The Crafty Crow, I knew I had to attempt it with some of my maniacs. I used Peelu and I borrowed her best friend, Lukey, to be my guinea pigs.
I dyed the pasta the day before and after a morning of games and sandbox play in the backyard, I asked the two kiddos if they wanted to do some crafts. Their VERY LOUD "YES" reverberated around the backyard so we went into the kitchen to get started.
I love little crafty fingers. They make my heart melt.
Lukey, is the youngest child of my dear friend, Becky. And besides the fact that I just love this kid to pieces, he is a very attentive crafter (especially for being only three years old).
And he was SO EXCITED about his sun catcher when he was done. That alone, made the project worth it.
And Peelu was also on her good behavior during this project, happily adding her pasta pieces in rainbow order. In fact, they were both surprisingly good listeners during this project. They waited patiently, listened and followed instructions and shared very nicely. I was shocked and immediately afterward, told them that we would have to institute craft time into our normal "Hanging out with Lukey Days".
Little did I know that I created "Craft Monsters" this day....
...but after seeing Peelu's rainbow in our front window a few days later, I realized it was worth it!
Wife to a VERY understanding man (even if he does roll his eyes and duck back into his garage way too much); mother to three maniacs,crafter, professional volunteer, crazed maniac in her own right...yep, that about covers it for now.
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