Can someone please tell me where the month of June has gone and how it is possible that this coming Sunday is July 4th?
We couldn’t let the holiday go by without making some 4th of July crafts so I pulled up one of our favorite websites, Family Fun, and let the kids pick some fun things to make. After a quick trip to Michaels, to get t-shirts we came home to start on our first project ~ Fireworks Shirts.
What You’ll Need:
- Plain t-shirts
- Glittery fabric paint (we used red and silver)
- Paper plates
- Pipe cleaners
What You’ll Do:
- Spread some newspaper down on the table.
- Place a piece of newspaper (we used construction paper) inside the t-shirt so the paint won’t bleed through.
Create a fireworks stamp, for each color paint. Arrange three or four pipe cleaners in a bunch, pinch the center, then bend the ends over your thumb and twist them together a few times, forming a loop. Spread apart the ends and bend up the tips. (There is a video here if you want to see the instructions.)
When you are finished, hang the shirts (far away from little hands) so it can dry thoroughly.
The shirts turned out super cute and the clean-up was easy!
If you are a regular reader you know that Aiden likes to sneak off when Emily and I are working on projects together. Today was no different. I heard water sloshing and giggles coming from the bathroom. This is what I found.
Aiden sitting in the bathroom sink (in his swimsuit), giving his baby doll a bath. He is going to be a good daddy some day!