Now that Ada is so fun to be around most of the time (WOW is 5 better than 4) we have been doing a lot of projects. You can pretty much get Ada to try anything if you call it a "project." (As in, "Hey, I have this project I want to try. Do you want to help?" She is crazy for projects.)
We engage in these projects during Ian and Mira's nap times. As the babies are mobile but not terribly easily controlled, it is easiest to get out the paint or glue while they are asleep.
This week we enjoyed corn syrup painting
The painting was fun for both of us, but it predictably led to Ada making potions by mixing all the paint colors and returning the mix to the corn syrup bottle. Good thing corn syrup paint flows REALLY SLOWLY.
A couple of weeks ago we made a paper contraption. Well, I made one while Ada used her paper triangles to build imaginary miniature tents and other constructions. Which was just as entertaining.
But. There is so much more I want to do. Where the hell are my crafty friends Ann and Mike when I need them?
I want to use this idea to fix up my nightstand, making it a wallpaper-embellished nightstand.
I also love this simple (and in retrospect, obvious) idea for using fabric markers to personalize napkins or other cloth items. I think Maggie may have done something like this last year.
I also need a laptop sleeve (if I am going to bring a computer to Blogher, I really should get on this). Then again, with my new phone (I gave and replaced my decrepit mobile with an iphone) I could avoid bringing the laptop entirely.
Oh, and I think I want to make this on the next cool day. Maybe in the fall? Maybe I could just make regular s'mores on the grill.