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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Paint, slime, and other happy messes

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So the heat has driven us inside, and it's turned out to be a huge blessing for all of us. The boys have rediscovered their big bin of paint (complete with several kinds of paint, about 8976234 different paint tools, and lots of paper) After several days in a row of dragging it in and out of the toy room, it's taken up residence in the floor of the dining room. They've been making masterpiece after masterpiece. Sometimes it's not the masterpiece they're after, but just the experience. And we're enjoying it together... the lovely, squishy, messy, joy of creating. They have some really cool stuff that you can mix with paint to create putty. It's actually more like slime than putty, and is lots of fun. Our carpet - of a rental house, no less - is bearing the evidence of our play. It's now speckled with multi-colored flecks of paint in addition to the ever growing mystery stains. The carpet cleaning guys are going to have to come sooner rather than later, but it's a small price to pay.


Barbara said...

I sounds like fun! Have you tried mixing shaving cream and liguid glue 1/2 and 1/2. Add a dab of paint to color it!
It dries puffy.
Hope to see you all in December. It's such a long way off :(

Deanna said...

Spencer looks so sun streaked! And of course happy! You all look great and I miss you all terribly. Hope to catch up with you soon.


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