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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Glitter, Messy Hands and Fun!

If I'm being real, (which IMHO, if we're going to be anything we ought to at least be real...right?), I'm not a big fan of glitter paint or getting my hands REALLY messy. But, I am a mom. Which means I have to push myself out of my dislike of these two things every once in a while. Well, when it comes to the messy hands part - fairly often if I DON'T want to majorly stress myself out and if I DO want to allow my kids to enjoy their childhood. :) 

So, I decided to make these cute 4th of July shirts with my kids. I got the idea from Family Fun .  I actually planned it a few weeks in advance (which N.E.V.E.R. happens in my world). I was able to use a few Michael's 50% coupons, that along with snagging the shirts 2/$5 one week made it a cheap and fun craft.

We started out making them outside.  Our neighbor's little boy was over and I "just happened" to have an extra shirt. I was really proud of my kids that they wanted him to go first and were excited to watch him make his.

Did I mention that made me really proud?  *sigh* 

The wind picked up after he was finished and after watching the paper plates of glitter paint blow across the yard twice, we decided to go inside.  I didn't have a huge space to work in, so we took turns at the table. I think the one-on-one probably helped my stress level make things a little easier too.
The kids thought it was really cool to wear shirts that they made and they washed up really well. (aka: there wasn't glitter throughout the washer/dryer).  

Which gives it an all around 4 out of 5 stars in my book.
Why not 5 stars, you ask? Well, I deducted one star for the amount of time it took for me to get the glitter out from under my fingernails. *ugh*

Did I mention I really don't like to get my hands messy?

So, since we're being real....what thing(s) have you been forced to "get over" because of your kids?

P.S. I apologize for the funky layout of this post...I tried and tried and tried to get these last 3 pictures on the same line, but it just didn't happen. Oops!


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