(Just like I did with our older granddaughters, when they were that age.)
I did all the prep-work.
Then I covered them in plastic bags and gloves - in the name of safety.
For skin and clothing alike.
I stretched a silk-chiffon scarf and they dove right in!
(I love the concentration. :)
This one is for their step-mom.
It's almost finished! How exciting!!
This one is for their mom.
She wanted to do one by herself.
Then he wanted to do one by himself. Of course.
I taught them how to hold the brush correctly.
At first, they were both pushing so hard,
the bristles looked like my hair in the morning!
She wanted to do another one!
How could I say, "No"?
Yup, him too. Of course.
He wanted to do this one for his sister and wouldn't let her peek!
Do you know how hard that is for a seven year old?!
She curled-up in a chair and covered her eyes, for most of the time.
Finally - he's done!! And she gets to see it!
"Do you like it?"
"I LOVE IT!!"
"Thank you SO much! You're the best brother EVER!"
"I love you! I love you!"
"Stop now. Please."
Afterwards, he felt the need to lie down.
(Who does this remind me of??)
These are the scarves she painted by herself.
And these are the scarves he painted by himself.
I like how, even at that age, they have their own cute style.
Here are the scarves they painted together.
They were rolled in newsprint for steaming.
Taped good and tight.
And put in the stove-top steamer, where they steamed for three hours.
(The stove wasn't on yet, so nothing was hot.)
After the roll had cooled down, it was unwrapped.
Oh, I know who he reminds me of now!!
His father, when he was a little screamin' brat!!
This one is pretending. His father was not.
Washing the scarves until the water was clear.
They were hung to dry and then I ironed them.
(The scarves, not the kids.)
And here they are!!
(I can't even tell you how crazy it makes me, that, try as I might,
I can't figure out why the typeface is now blue - or how to fix it!! What the hey?!!
I won't obsess! I won't obsess!! I won't obsess!!!)
They had SO much fun and I think they did a great job, especially for their ages.
They were really proud of themselves - and I'm a big fan of that!!
Wearing the scarf her brother painted.
This girl loves to accessorize!
"My goodness, the children have only been out of school for six weeks.
Time flies when you're under sedation, doesn't it?"
- Erma Bombeck
For more about silk painting:
Blue typeface?! Come on! Really?
I will not obsess... I will not obsess... I will not obsess.
There are SO many things to love!
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Signing off for now,