My Family, The Main People (or Victims) I Knit For

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Summer Fun Day 15

I saw this neat idea on the show called, The Chew. Here is a video clip of the hosts completing the project. The Video Clip You will need to prep for this project over night by filling a tin can with water & freezing it. DO NOT fill the tin can all the way to the top. You will need to hammer the bottom of the can straight again because it will bulge out a little. Next you put dots in a pattern on the can with a permanent marker. Take a hammer and a nail to poke out the holes. You do need to do this sort of quickly because once the ice starts to melt you will have a hard time poking the holes without denting the can. Put a small candle in the can once all the holes have been completed and the ice removed. Pretty simple and simply pretty.

Summer Fun Day 15: Poking Holes

 The Bulge
It is getting there!!
The 'E'
 The 'E' with a candle.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Summer Fun Day 25

I know I am posting out of order. I have been busying getting our school room back in shape for the new school year that I forgot to post in awhile. 

The kids wanted to tie dye shirts white shirt with red and blue for the Fourth of July. It sounded like I was getting away with a fun and easy craft for the day. HAHAHAHAHA...... Pinterest gave me all this confidence but it was fake. :-) The kids put the rubber band around the shirts and start to put dye on them. The dye would bubble up. Odd. We thought we had bad dye and tried a different color. It bubbled up again. It only did it on the two new shirts and not on the used baby shirt. We tried rubbing the dye in. NO LUCK. Then it hit me and the shirt label confirmed my suspicions. The shirts were wicking shirts!!! They keep moisture away from the body. The kids refused to wear their shirts because they turned out pink. We will have to try this again, sometime in the way future. I might not be super mum but at least I try. ;-)

Day 25 Tie Dye 

The shirts look white from the sun but they are complete bright pink.