We started the morning with some pink chocolate chip pancakes...the boys weren't too keen on the idea of eating, but Jilly-Bean thought they were great! After the sun was up and everyone was feeling a little better we went to work. I spread out long pieces of waxed paper for each boy and let them pick an assortment of crayons to munch into shavings with a couple of pencil sharpeners. Gokey went with brighter primary colors and X-man decided to use Valentine's pinks, reds and purples. We spread the shavings out on the waxed paper, folded it over length wise and then ironed it (with an old cloth between the paper and iron) to melt and swirl the colors together. Once it cooled and dried we traced out hearts on each with a dry erase pen and then punched holes on each side. The boys decided to combine and alternate their hearts on a long piece of twine to make a sweet, festive Valentine's Day banner in front of our glass door. We had so much fun with this project we almost forgot we were sickly. :)
|Gokey very proud of his masterpiece|
|X-man taking a break to be sickly :(|
|X-man took control of the camera to get mom in action|
|X-man erasing the outlines|
|Our finished product! I can't make myself take it down 5 days later!|
|"I think you're Sea Captain" :)|
|Good thing Stella is a good sport!|
Jilly Bean mostly supervised the whole process and kept the dog in line and Squeaky D gabbed our ears off the whole time while he perfected his "all fours" stance. He's so close to taking off, but our slick hardwood floors aren't making it easy.
Well...would you look at that...not so short after all. Who would've guessed???