Always good to start a post about your child with a little Beastie Boys, eh? That song always makes me think about Friday nights in 7th grade...zooming around the roller rink... anyways...
We have been a little crafty around the maypole this week. We have a "Summer Fun" box from which the May Queen pulls a new activity each day after lunch - and it's just a little something for us to do. It may be a new game, or a fun activity (treasure hunt in the sandbox!) or her favorite, "Pick a present" (garage sale finds to keep the wee ones busy!), but this week we've had some fun crafts. And because I have finally figured out how to do pictures, I will share this one with you.
We painted empty 2 litre bottles (and as I am addicted to Cherry Coke Zero, I had several of them!). I had forgotten how much fun painting is for the May Queen. I think she could have done this all day. We couldn't use washable paints, so we had to be sure she wore her "Messy Art T-Shirt".
After the paint had dried, I cut them into spirals, punched a hole in one end, and we took them and hung them (using fishing line) from our Magnolia tree.
They are now "Wind Spinners."
I think they look rather magical hanging from the tree, and we were both very pleased with how they turned out. Today she is ready to make more. Guess I better get drinking.
FYI, she informed me that the name of the doll in that picture is "Beautiful Music." It sounds to me a lot like the kind of name you would give to an expensive dog you planned to breed, but I didn't tell her that. I think it is a step up from her previous name, which was "Pink Baby."
I found this craft in Family Fun magazine, which is where I find most of my crafts. I get no money for telling you this (alas), but thought I'd share with you that they are my go-to magazine for fun things to do with small children.