Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Big Messy Art
I have a secret confession. I don't normally do this. In fact, I try really really hard not to do this, but yesterday I made a total impulse buy. I stopped by the drug store on the way home and while standing in line for the cash register I spied these little guys.
How could I say no? I stuck my hand in to the bin and just squished and played and then, I loaded up my basket and bought the bunch. What can I say? I am a total sucker!
I walked in the door and announced to my children that we were about to have some serious fun! The stars were aligned because as I looked in my front yard, I saw that some one had left a huge piece of cardboard just sitting there in front of my house. I nailed it to the fence, added a few bottles of paint and my invitation to play was complete.
I loved the squeals of delight, and the beautiful, flower like shapes that were left from where the flailing tentacles of the critter as it hit the surface. I loved that when they decided paint wasn't enough they ran and got the shaving cream to add to the bucket. I love that they always take it a step further.
The neighbors even started to venture out to see what madness we had going on. One girl yelled with glee as she grabbed a hand full of critters and flung it at the fence, "I'd never be allowed to do this at MY house!"