We did a this fun little project today and I wanted to share:
Coffee Filter Jellyfish This morning David wanted to paint, so I gave him some watercolors, a large paintbrush and coffee filters. The colors come out almost tie-dye. We set these aside to dry and then did some other things around the house. Clean up time with the washable paints was pretty quick ~ just a few minutes.
This afternoon once the coffee filters were dry, we got out:
different color streamers (crepe paper) for the tentacles curling ribbon (used for gift wrap) for the arms sticky tape (as Dora calls it) a small ball (for shaping the jellyfish) scissors thread to hang up the final project.
First lay out the painted coffee filter flat. Then tape streamers around the edges. Next tape down curling ribbon in the center.Once complete, you shape the filter around the ball. The coffee filter paper is very flexible and moldable. Once complete, string thread thru the top to hang them up.
Hang up and enjoy! If you have a fan going they look really cute floating around! (And cleanup time was pretty quick)
I really am kicking myself that I didn't update my blog with my easter pictures and others because my external harddrive has pretty much died and I didn't back up most of my 2009 pictures. Luckily I do have my Christmas pictures (already scrapbooked) and some 4th birthday pictures but I do no have all the other misc pictures I snap at random :( I had some really cute shots of him at the beach a few weeks ago and those are among the missing. I was able to find some pictures I had posted on Facebook and also that I had emailed.
Lesson learned...stay up to date on backing up harddrives especially beloved photos!
Life is going good. Lil D is done with Pre-K for the school year and is now home for the summer! He will be starting a new school in the Fall. Which means a new schedule, but I think that will be good for all of us. At the new school, I won't have to worry about lunches and naptime since it is just in the morning 3 days a week.
We've been spending alot of time outside near the watertable and sandbox. We recently took D fishing for the first time. That was fun. We didn't catch anything but will be sure to get a snapshot of that when it happens!
We took a little trip to Boston a few weeks ago and D took the subway for the first time. He loved it and loved the fact we connected on a few times on different trains. We also went to the NE Aquarium and then to the Fresh Fruit and Veggie outdoor market. That was alot of fun. There were Garbage Trucks there! David also had corn on the cob for the first time. He loved it. He said it was his favorite and he wanted to eat it everyday! He eats regular corn but never from the cob. I guess we have another favorite summer food. He really loves his fresh strawberries, blueberries and cherries too. I can't wait until it is time to go picking!
So that is about is for now! Thanks for looking. Please send positive thoughts that I will be able to recover some photos!