Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Clothespins and Rocks


Nature Girl had a friend over for a play date today. They spent the morning painting with puffy paint, painty pens and finally acrylics. Nature Girl painted some wooden snowflakes. We attached them to clothespins with wood glue to create these decorative clips. We'll use them to hang up Nature Girl's art work in the playroom. They also make great hanging clips for mini quilts.
This afternoon we went for a walk and collected some rocks along the way. When we got home we wrapped aluminum wire around the rocks to turn them into pendants. Add a colored string and we had an hour's worth of entertainment. Nature Girl was thrilled with hers so we created necklaces for the kids next door too. We had six kids running around the backyard wearing rock pendants pretending to be superheros. Apparently the rocks contain secret super powers. They had lots of fun. Nature Girl wanted to wear her rock pendant to bed.

*Nature Girl took the photo for this post.

7 comments:

Pattie said...

How cute is that idea? So simple, but so fun! And Nature Girl's turning into a good little photgrapher!

Thanks for entering my contest, Jill. I gave your entry a shout out today! :-)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Another great pic Nature Girl! Sounds like your summer has got off to a good start - great projects - simple but effective!

jovaliquilts said...

Fun! Have you ever made clothespin dolls? I used to love those! I was a little older than Nature Girl when I made them, but she might be old enough. And you have SO many fabric scraps for clothes!

quiltingcindy said...

Great fun happening in your backyard. Nature Girl is becoming quite the photographer.

val said...

sounds like a FUN DAY!

Barb said...

I am so stealing your idea! I think I will glue a magnet to the other side so I can use them on the refrigerator! Thanks so much and great work Nature Girl!

susan said...

well of course they did!!! hehe
what a great craft, you must be a fun neighborhood mom!
great job on the photo nature girl!!