Liquid watercolors (from Discount School Supply) are versatile. This week, we colored the snow and the bath bubbles with small squirt bottles. Then we used dauber bottles (discount school supply again) to decorate shapes on the light table. It all washed off, except maybe a small spot of red on the white tile grout. :) A little elbow grease and that came off too.
We have all enjoyed the daily infusion of color and light on these cold winter days.
My BFF :) makes her home beautiful and functional. This art display line is low enough that her 5-year-old can change the art himself. By painting the clothespins a variety of bright colors, she added even more interest.
(sorry about the messy bed, my guys slept on her floor last night)
What a special time. This weekend some friends of my mom's were visiting and they had the great idea to write scriptures on the beams and subfloors of her new apartment above our garage. Meaningful art. The kids contributed amazingly with drawings and their own ideas too.
Had a great weekend away. To think this is less than 2 hours from our door! My husband gave me a gift of 24 hours alone in a hotel to just be, to plan for our upcoming school year and to rest.
Try to get some time to yourself, out of the house, even if just for a few hours in a quiet hotel lobby or a library. It will help you hear God more clearly and love your family better. Just do it! Plan today to take some time in the next week. Ask your husband for help and support in this. We need rest and rejuvenation if we are going to successfully accomplish this job of raising hearts for eternity!
This morning, Jack brought in a branch from our honey locust tree. I photocopied it first so that the boys' fingers could trace and practice the shapes. Then we used colored pencils and drew them into our art pads. We learned how the veins bring the water and nutrients from the soil. A wonderful activity for a stormy day.