Thursday, June 26, 2008

Summer Craft #2

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.

3 comments:

Angela Hunter said...

HAHAHH! you are so hilarious! I will start thinking of a craft idea for you. What about something related to cooking or the grill? What about craftiing a campfire and making foil dinners? you could do it while your yard is all torn up. Perfect! I will totally help you with those charts since my mac can make them extra beautiful. BTW...the shirts look great. Put headbands on them and circle specs and they'll really look the part.

Debbie said...

You did a great job on the shirts! Often the problem with tie dyed t-shirts is the colors bleed together and it looks terrible! Nice work and nice photo! Who knows, maybe you could start a new business with tie dyed floors, furniture, counters...

Amy said...

Love the tie-dye! You are so creative! Amy from Oakdale!