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Not So Lazy Days: Craft catches the sun

Updated on August 10, 2011

Arts & Crafts

Because the little one was not feeling well today, we did a simple craft I used to love making every year at camp.

The oldest one helped me pick out suncatchers at the craft store. Most designs are on the girls side, but the little one requested a butterfly, and there were plenty of butterflies to choose from. The oldest one had trouble finding something, and eventually he found a kit with a race car. (unfortunately, even though the kit showed a red car, the paint inside was not only sparkly, but pink.)

To color in the suncatchers, we got the bold color set of glass stain.

Even though I showed the boys that all they had to do was lightly drop the paint into the sections of the suncatchers, they did their best to smash the paint in the sections. In hopes of teaching the little one, I held the paintbrush with him, guiding his hand to make the right movements.

It wasn't until the project was done and nearly dried (didn't take long, maybe an hour max) that the boys fully understood what they had made, and enjoyed seeing the colors project.

About the Not So Lazy Days series

I've challenged myself to find a new activity to do five days a week every week of the kids' summer vacation. Activities will fall under one of three categories: Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games or Field Trips. Follow me on Twitter @readallaboutsam for immediate updates on posts!


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