Saturday, February 23, 2008

Play Time

Every six weeks or so, the hubby has to work the weekend shift. I hate those weekends. Well, not as much as HE hates them I am sure...but being a single mom for the weekend presents many challenges. With the weather being rather gray and cold, it is difficult to keep them entertained throughout the day. I thought, why not let them paint their own roving? First it started with them changing into yucky clothes, then they were handed the roving. You can see the "ham" in all of them coming out. Daisy wanted in on the fun, but she had to head to her crate.

After the roving soaked for about 30 minutes, it was time for the creative process to begin. Must start with the plastic gloves (I didn't want to get the dye on the boys hands!). Below is Brady modeling his spiffy gloves.
Painting Time!!!
The boys chose their colors and carefully started the process.

There were jars of dye EVERYWHERE!!!
This was Drew's final product:
Here is Austin's:
And Brady's too:

After it was all over, I steam set the colors...and the roving actually looks pretty much the same. Little variations here and there. Once the roving dries I will be sure to put up some pictures! More pictures will come once I spin it up. The boys are excited about naming their own yarn.
The entire process really only took about an hour. Who knows what we will do tomorrow! ♥


idyll hands said...

What a great memory this will be for you. I think it's great to get kids involved with this. My nephew wanted a necklace this summer, he picked out the beads and when we were done, it looked perfect for a girl, but he wanted to wear it. So, off he went with it.

Julie Anne of Diamondmeenuh Creations said...

Fantastic idea! Love the intense looks of concentration on each of their faces! I did day care with 3 to 5 year old and those pictures bring back some happy and very messy memories. Thanks so much for sharing! Oh, can't wait to see what the roving gets named!

SnappyBibs said...

What a wonderful time you all must have had!

Sunny said...

Ooh, your one brave mamma! Just finger painting in my house requires a hose down after, of the boys and the house!

Ekio Locatiare said...

Looks like they had a ball. ^-^ My two would have made a huge mess but perhaps when they get older. Can't wait to see the yarns.