To celebrate the Fall Equinox, I thought I'd put up a post showing how we said goodbye to summer.
We did this at the end of August. I wanted to have one last bit of crazy messiness before public school started for the older girls. As usual, we were a bit late, but in my defense, school is starting earlier and earlier around here.
I'm thinking this needs to become a family tradition because even though the girls are in high school, they show no signs of being too old for it.
big bags of flour, boxes of cornstarch, whipped cream, mud, water and washable paint.
cupcake tins, paint brushes and lots of bowls and old tupperware containers.
Jenny (The rest of the pictures can be found here.)
Cornstarch and water becomes oobleck, which is really fascinating stuff.
Whipped cream is good for both eating and decorating.
I even got involved.
I think the girls did a fantastic job.
Tips (aka Things We Learned)...
-Hook up the hose to an indoor faucet so you can use warm water to wash off. (We learned this one the hard way last time. Those poor kids were shivering like little chihuahuas.)
-Do not put flour or cornstarch in the hair (just trust us on this one. It's almost as bad as combing out lice.)
-Using washable paint does not guarantee that it will come out of everything. Wear your grungy clothes.
-Whipped cream begins to smell like sour milk after about an hour or so.
Sun Salutation Update- I'm holding off on these for a few days because I've pulled a muscle in my leg (not yoga related). I'm still keeping track, though, and will catch up when I'm feeling better.