Yes, I am actually blogging. WOO HOO!! :-)
I have had trouble in the last few months actually making myself sit down and blog. I WANT to blog. I LIKE to blog. But, I don't always have something to say. Being on facebook I kind of feel like I am just repeating myself if I blog about it later.
Then, sometimes I have nothing to say "blog worthy."
Other times I have A LOT to say, but refuse to blog about it. I don't want to use my blog to "rant", "complain", or have political debates... and lately it seems like that is what I would end up doing.
You know the old saying, "If you can't say something nice....."
OR, my favorite, " It is better to remain silent and have people think you're a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." I will always remember my college Prof. Bro. Doug Wilson saying that. I believe Abraham Lincoln actually said it, but I will always here it in Bro. Doug's voice, with his Mississippi accent. :-)
Anyway, it's been a very busy, fun summer so far. Little Mark has had a very successful year in 4-H, and I do intend to blog about that later.
But, for now I'll just go with a simple, fun activity that you can do with the kids. :-)
"Angel" and "Little Mark" painted the driveway last week. I made the Sidewalk paint that I saw on Kid Concoctions.
Then you need to run to your bookstore, library, or computer to get it. Kid Concoctions is AMAZING!!
And, I should probably do a post about them some time. (Note to self: Do a post) :-)
But, for now we'll just go with the this one.
If you've ever made goop, then you already know how to make the Sidewalk paint. I don't measure exactly, but I'll tell you how I did it.
I used an ice cube tray to mix the different colors in, but a muffin tin or egg carton also works great.
I put in one tablespoon of cornstarch, about 5 or 6 drops of liquid food coloring, and a LITTLE bit of water at a time. When I say little I mean LITTLE. I probably ended up with a teaspoon or so before all was said and done. I thinned mine just a little more than I would "goop". The colors were nice and bright, and the paint had the consistency of acrylic paint. It worked very well.
I gave the kids some sponge brushes and this was the result.
As you can see, they had a lot of fun. AND, it's inexpensive, non-toxic, and easy clean up.
I also thought this would be a great homeschooling lesson. You could cover Science, Art, Math, and Handwriting all at once!! :-) I hope you and your family give it a try.