The boys painted “telescopes” from toilet paper rolls and filled their packs with moon stones, notebooks to record the night sky and and a constellation book to see if they can identify the stars above.
The backpacks were fun and simple, and they just love them, and I know will use them well. I originally saw the idea over on Kyndale’s amazing blog, and she linked to this great tutorial for making them.
We also thought it would be fun to make chalk paint and create a mural on our front porch for all to enjoy. I found the idea through The Apartment Therapy Blog, and it was pretty easy to make. The consistency of the paint is a bit hard to determine, but after a few tries, I think that we got it pretty close.
The kids thought it was hilarious to use it, and they liked the gooey texture of the “paint”. We are getting ready to throw a “messy” party at the end of August, so the boys are helping me test out some of the messy and crazy things that we will have for all the kids.
Gooey, messy and lots of fun!