However, what I'm realizing is that every craft time is really mostly just for me. I know. It's terrible, but true. I get out the paint and a bunch of canvas paper and make special paints and the entire time, all I can think of is what amazing thing I'M going to make. SO AMAZING GUYS.
I'm trying to start a sewing project but this week has been hell on wheels and sewing requires more focus than I have to offer. I have started some finger puppets as a gift for a friend's sweet little boy that I've been promising something for. Hopefully I will put up some pics soon. We shall see. In the meantime, check out the amazing things
Ok. So, I was reading about different paints and this is just their regular finger paint with karo syrup added in to make it shiny. If you decide to do this, be forwarned, it is incredibly sticky. Fine for Noli, not as great for The Animal. It needs to be kinda thick to make it shiny and it helps if you throw some glitter on parts of it - like we did.
|The Animal is a violent painter. Everyone of his paintings has a hole in it and takes days to dry. But he LOVES painting.|
|This is Noli's. As far as she's concerned, yellow is the ONLY color.|
This is just something I saw on pinterest and copied. I thought/hoped my giant man hands would look more feminine with a floral print. At least I tried. Not sure why the top of J's middle finger is cut off. It doesn't look that way on the real deal.
|She was proud. We hung them up in a huge window to attract REAL butterflies. So far, it did not work. It's got to be the googly eyes scaring them away. I'm sure of it.|
|I can't figure out how to turn this the right way, but this was my craft as my kids were painting. It's our family. We are not a family of mutants, we do have mouths. I just haven't glued them on yet.|
|working on my project WAY after the kids deserted craft time. JERKS!|
|I'm kind of proud of her lipstick application. Looks pretty good...for a hobo trannie.|