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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Up to My Eyeballs With Paint

No, I am not kidding. Today was a painting day. We painted in the back room. I went into the front room and Mrs. T said, "You might want to wash your face." I go to the mirror and--yep--paint near my eye. Now how did that happen? Honestly, I actually came out of there with one color on my shirt, two different colors on my pants and a color on my face. I don't even have a clue how it happened. I think maybe the paint was airborne or something. And, yes, I did have like a hundred errands to run after school. Isn't that always the way?

Another fun day at Dino Camp. I have to apologize as I got busy and picture taking took a back seat today. The first thing I would have loved to show you is how messy the children got with some modeling clay we had in the closet.

For our Dino World we were going through Play-Doh like crazy. We had some modeling clay in the closet for like--well-forever, so I thought I would use that. It was like working with gooey cement. It moved well, but stuck to everything. The children that played with it were in clean up for like an hour--just kidding--but it did take a while to get them clean. We are going to do the volcanoes tomorrow. The project didn't work out exactly as I had pictured, but oh well.

Mrs. T had the children at the water table today dissolving capsules from Michael's Crafts that turn into foam dinosaurs. Always fun to play in the water.

I was painting a Stegosaurus with the children. I got this idea from No Time For Flashcards. Have you visited this site? Here is one talented person. I am completely in awe of some of the things she can come up with. I want to be her when I grow up.

I had cut a dino shape out of cardboard for the children. I then made some great puffy paint that I found at No Time For Flashcards also. I thought the puffy paint would give the dinosaurs some texture. The paint is real easy to make and such a fun texture. You mix together 3/4 cup of shaving cream, 1/4 cup of glue, and the paint color you would like. Then have fun.

The children "finger painted" their dinosaurs and the spikes. Tomorrow we will add an eye and clip the spikes on. I think they look cute.

Mid-week tomorrow already? Amazing!

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1 comment:

Jen said...

He, He- cute post! I've been out and about before and noticed paint on my arms etc. Love the puffy paint.

Creative and Curious Kids!