picture from Pinterst
I'm reporting in to the T-Gang this week........yep with MORE of the GDs and their arts and crafts.
I was going to include some of our 4th of July celebration, but this post is already so heavy with photos, that they will have to be shelved for an other time.......but I can't wait to go visiting and see how (if in the States) everyone else celebrated.
I can not thank all of you enough for all the comments you leave the girls each week, and yes, I am having just as much fun showing them off, as they are spending time here. Once school starts I'm afraid you all might get a little bored with my T-Day posts......LOL
Last Tuesday we altered T-shirts. I had bought some spray fabric paint at Michael's. They were on clearance for $5.00, and figured they would work on paper too (grin). Plus there are 6 colors, and once they are empty I can refill them with ink.........winner, winner, chicken dinner!.......LOL
While waiting for the paint to dry on the shirts.......which the directions said 4 hours. Well, where we live it only took about an hour!! Of course it might be because it was 105" (F) that day and a little on the cloudy side.....oh yes...it was humid...........worse was the next day......it dropped to 103' (F) and rained!!!! SOOOOOOOOOO, while waiting They made flower sticks.......?????????
Using the top part of plastic bottles, the part you drink from, we cut petals, painted ( a mix of Mode Podge and ink) and then used embossing guns to make the flowers. They painted the caps yellow, for the centers. The only "sticks" I could find were 2 LONG paint stirrers from one of our Christmas projects last year, so they painted them green and hot glued the flowers to the sticks. Once they had the flowers all glued on, we planted their "sticks" in pots full of sand. I didn't realizes I neglected to get a picture of the "finished" flower sticks until I started getting this post ready.
By now the shirts were dry and they could alter them. We cut off the bottoms, then THEY hemmed a casing around the bottom, with the sewing machine, then threaded elastic through the casings to make crop tops. I told them that when my Mom made this type of tops for me ( when I was about their ages......yea....THAT long ago) she called them "Rib Ticklers" . I trimmed most of the ribbing around the necks off and cut about half the length of the sleeves off, then THEY took the scissors......... They cut slits up the sleeves and shoulders and then through the backs. I had bought some glitter iron letters and we put SOC on the fronts...........IT'S ALL ABOUT SOC THIS SUMMER...LOL
Yesterday was the new Summer Of Color prompt and we visited Kristin's blog to get the colors and to watch her video......the GDs are so fascinated with Kristin's face drawing. So I had watched a few videos, on You Tube.....I've never been good at drawing faces....realistically. But there are some good videos out there that show the how's and the where's to put the features on the head. NOW, try explaining that to an 8 year old......LOL I finally found pictures of the human skull and made then feel the bones in their own faces........Long story...short......they gave it a try.
Last week Elizabeth announced her anniversary ATC swap and asked me if the GDs might want to play along too. After I explained what an ATC was and how a swap all worked, they were all in and started working on then right away.
Last, by not least, I wanted to share their button pictures. They had to hand sew the tree trunks on and then every one of those buttons to make the tree tops. Once they were finished I removed the hoops and stretched them over the backs of a picture frame, removing the glass because of the thickness of the buttons.
I will stop here, I know you have more blogs to visit and I won't keep you here looking at all my pictures....LOL
Thanks for stopping by