Friday, January 14, 2011

Arts & Crafts

Man, this stuff scares me.
Me who use to be an elementary school teacher.
Go figure, right?
But we finally got our feet wet.
(yes, it has taken this long)

Don't get me wrong, we have done tons of coloring.
Sidewalk chalk has been a favorite of ours as well.
But painting, not so much.
Marker, even a bigger not so much.
It was time.

Thankfully, Uncle Jeff bought the kids these really cool
Crayola coloring/markering/painting sets.
And since the weather has been cold & less than stellar,
we had the perfect opportunity to try them out.
(and for me to get my feet pun intended)

Gabi got the Magic paint thing-a-ma-jigger.
She loved it!
And it was relatively painless for me.
No worries about paint on the clothing.
A good start for us all.

Ian got this awesome mat that glows in the dark.
The pen leaves tracers but also makes the mat glow.
It really is the coolest, especially at night!

Sofi got this really cool black light kit.
There are blacklights & about 3 layers of plastic to color on.
It has an awesome 3D effect.
She really got in to it!

All in all, a very successful arts & crafts session.
We have done it almost every afternoon this week.
The real paint is coming.
I promise...sometime in the near future.


Samantha said...

Is Sofi left handed? We are hoping at least one of the trips will be since me and my husband are both left handed!

Susan said...

We haven't done anything other than crayons yet either, but you got some really cool art stuff for Christmas! I think we'll wait for some warm weather to try some messy art stuff outside :)

Surviving Triplets said...

Samantha...she sure is! She has been decidedly left since the get go. Never has she really used her right hand to draw with and she mostly eats w/ her left.