Monday, July 14, 2014

cream art

Having a good memory can be a blessing and a curse. Liam has the best memory. Sometimes it's so good, I think I would believe him if he said he remembered his own birth. So the day I told him "maybe someday we can make puffy paint out of shaving cream" I should have realized that he was going to remind me every day until we did it. 

So finally, the other day, I mixed up some unwanted shaving cream, glue, and food coloring so we could make "cream art" (as Liam calls it.) I spent far too much time making multiple shades. If I ever decide to be brave enough to do this again, I think I would skip adding glue to the mixture and I would only make 2-3 colors. All the kids really cared about was making a mess anyway.

And as with the majority of situations, I took probably more pictures than necessary. But hey, I love these kids.

It was all fun and games until they realized the texture is awesome for finger painting

then it got a little out of hand (pun wasn't originally intended--but now that I typed it, I think it's hilarious)

At this point, paint was starting to get all over the chairs and table. So I declared art time over and threw them into the bath. The water was a gorgeous shade by the time they were done! And the blue only stained their skin for a few short hours.
The moral of the story is that it'll be a long time until we do this again. But they loved it!

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