Wednesday, July 21, 2010

library splash craft day

Like many of you in this fine city, my kids participated in the summer reading program (which reminds me, I still have to order Ethan's 'free' book for completing his reading; the one he requested was on backorder the last time I looked).  The library and the city have put on some really great events this season-I've been so impressed!

This past week, it was the mega craft day, all having to do with water activities fitting in with the rest of the library's summer program theme.  Here are the treasures my kiddos made and then splayed out all over the house.

Two words:  glitter sucks -and-I'm-so-glad-I-don't-have-girls-so-I-don't-have-the-headache-of-glitter-on-dolls,-ponies,toys,-hair-things,-clothing,-shoes,craft-projects-etc-on-a-regular-basis.

The glitter crafts went right in the trash.

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Notice Ethan doing rabbit ears on himself.


These shark hats were so fun; but I hear that the teeth are rather poky.


The glitter!!  Gahh!

 DSCF6045 DSCF6046 All three of the 'puffer fish' (the stuffed & decorated brown paper bag) ended up in our empty aquarium, which I think is pretty perfect since we haven't been able to keep a fish alive for a while.


Aren't the aquariums the cutest thing?  The blue goo inside is hair gel!  I also thought the under-the-sea cookies were rather clever.

The kids were really well behaved and took the entire 90 minutes allotted for the crafting activities.  Very cool opportunity.


crazy said...

That is so cute. I have to remember to hit the library sometimes.

jinxi~ aka angi said...

Wow that aquarium IS the coolest!! Im going to pass that along to the sitter, she loves crafts like this!

ps: I never laughed so hard when I saw Ethan doing the rabbit ears and seeing your comment.. hahahahaaa

Liz said...

How cool and fun I love this
The look like they are having a blast

laurie b said...

looks like lots of crafty fun! don't you just love libraries?! i took my nephews to a free movie at ours yesterday. they had fun and i got to wander around in a quiet place while they were watching it - can't beat that!!!!

Dahlene said...

I love those fun summer days. Surprise definitely has some great summer programs. We miss them.