Thursday, January 5, 2012

Messy Crafts!!

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!


nannykim said...

I will share this one with my daughter--very cool idea!

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and so glad I came by your blog. This looks like something I "might" do with my Grans sometime. What a cute idea! Nice to meet another blogger who appears to have it going on and knows what's really important in life. Blessings to you!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Such a fun and easy craft! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

e-Mom said...

Ooo, pretty! That's an amazing process. LOVE children's museums.

See you Monday, Bobbi!

Hugs, e-Mom