I'm taking a break from digging ditches to report on our second summer craft.
Yesterday we tie dyed t-shirts. The kids were super excited and wanted to check out their shirts right away. Directions on the box, however, said we needed to wait 24 hours. So we did.
I figured that dying the shirts in the kitchen would result in not only groovy shirts, but a hippy dippy kitchen make-over too. Luckily, about 99% of the dye stayed right where it was supposed to: on the t-shirts or on my plastic covered work space. We just have a couple of blue dots on the floor which match nicely with a few other stains and spots.
I'm currently taking suggestions for Summer Craft #3. Not that my kids appreciate the work I'm doing to provide an enriching summer for them. Mostly I'm doing this so that on that day, late in August, when the kids complain about what a boring summer they've had, I will be able to make up pie charts, bar graphs and venn diagrams and force them to sit through a boring presentation of just how great summer has really been. Then I will have a line graph which will show how the quality of my desserts is directly related to their attitudes.