Crafty inconsequential randomness in all its glory
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I totally forgot to do this follow-up post after Peelu's birthday party. She only turned three, remember, and her best friends happily brought their elder siblings ( who all happen to be close friends of Hot Rod & Lil' Mermaid too). So I tried to find a simple crafty/artsy activity for all of them.
I came up with a simple idea - a Backyard Art Mural Race.
I stapled three posters to the backyard fence and we divided the kids up into three teams - big boys, big girls and little kids. They had a bucket of markers and we gave them 10 minutes to work as a team and create a mural for the birthday girl (of course the birthday girl was the leader of the little kids team).
You can probably tell that the teams were divided up by big girls, big boys and little ones.
This event was surprisingly fun for all the kids. They had a great time coming up with a plan and then trying to hide their mural from the other teams while they completed it.
The parents voted and I think it was a tie. But the results were fun to look at and stayed put on our backyard fence until we had a thunderstorm.
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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