We learned to make tie-dyed bookmarks at the Children's Museum a few weeks back. So, we decided to try it at home. The first Messy Craft of the year!
You start by "frosting" your paper plate with shaving cream! Use a Popsicle stick!
Then, you squeeze several drops of various colors of food coloring on your frosted plate.
Next, you use a toothpick to swirl and lightly blend your colors.
Finally, you squish a bookmark shaped paper flat on top of the colored shaving cream.
Peal it off...and scrap off the excess shaving cream with the Popsicle stick. And....
VOILA! A beautiful, tie-dyed bookmark for your reading pleasure!
This was great fun...even to the sick boy!
He refused to open his eyes for the picture...said the flash hurt his eyes. Sheesh! HA!
He's feeling much better today. Phew!
They only take a few minutes to dry! All around a very fun craft. Now, why do I wait to do these messy crafts right AFTER I mop my floor?? Oh well, at least we had fun and the clean up was pretty easy. It wasn't mud or sand...ick!