Thursday, September 08, 2011

laissez les bons temps roulet

Monday we finally tried marble painting, and I am so glad we did. It was fun for the whole family really. Throughout the process, S kept saying, "Let the good times roll." I don't know where she heard that phrase but she's using it as much as her other current favorite, "I need to get it out of my system." Mr. Ouiser doesn't get to participate in our brilliant art making much, and he was very hands-on (hands-in?) for this one.
Prep work.
To paint or to play, that is the question.
A work in progress.

We made two paintings. One is hanging in her calm place. The other is a late birthday gift for her Uncle Drew.

Now we're collecting acorns to make these. We are making extra sure to leave plenty for the wildlife. We're friendly like that. Besides, we stopped feeding the squirrels birdseed, and they're not used to foraging anymore. They need to get with the program because winter's coming.

In other craftastic news, we did this with friends yesterday, and I'm hoarding toilet paper rolls for this.

What's on your craft agenda? You don't have one? For shame.

Unrelated to our overconsumption of paint, more examples of T's stellar communication skills. This look pretty clearly conveys, "What the heck is wrong with her?"


Megan F said...

Great marble project! I'll have to try that one with Jackson. Love the picture too. T is so handsome!

Ashley Sanders said...

I love doing this for the letter M. Try doing marble art with 18 5 year olds:) It is way fun and messy.