We’ve had a busy Memorial Day. The kids went swimming with my husband and I cleaned Sunny’s room—her carpet is beige, in case I forget again— and had mango sorbet with my friend Grace, and when the kids came back and were bored, we did crafts together.
We colored wooden beads with markers and I told a few stories about the people I especially remember on this day—though not only today: their great-grandparents and great-uncles, and our cousins and the few (thank heavens) friends I’ve lost over the years, through age, accident, disease or war.
We strung the the beads onto pipecleaners and made bracelets and anklets and collars for stuffed animals.
It was a good day.
This is the project the kids wanted to do, but though we do mantain a pretty awesome craft closet, we weren’t equipped for it and I am no carpenter:
7 thoughts on “Busy Day, Beautiful Art”
That is some awesome art! Very hypnotizing, too.
Janie was appalled that the paint was running onto the floor, until she figured out that the sculpture was sitting on top of the canvas. Sunny watched it three times.
I’ve been trying to figure out a way we can do this. It’s just so cool. I should do it to my car!
Let us know when you do!
Your hubcaps would be amazing.
Oh, wow—the video looks awesome! If you do ever whip out the hammer and nails and do this, you have to post it!
I will — maybe we’ll win the $10,000 funniest home video prize . . . 😀