One day last week we had KB’s friend Ashley over to play. One thing I know about little girls is that they LOVE to make crafts. Sometimes I have good ideas about things they can make or play, and sometimes I just get a little creative. Two things always guaranteed to keep little girls entertained:
1) Break out the mixing bowls and let them make cookies. I always keep a huge assortment of sprinkles in the pantry JUST for such an occasion. The Target $1 bin is a GREAT place to find fun and unique sprinkles, and every time they have them, I stock up. Its a necessity when you’re the mom of 2 girls. Or,
2) Give them something to paint. Doesn’t matter what, really. Once I let KB use up some old paint on an old door in our garage, and she had a ball. And you know us….we always have a few 1/2 gallons of paint sitting around.
So…the other day when Ashley came over, they wanted to make a stage for their Groovy Girls to put on a play. 🙂 Cute huh? I just so happened to have this huge Southern Living at Home cardboard box, and some little bottles of paint in various girly colors. I put a plastic tablecloth on my dining room table, and let them go to town!
I could tell really quickly that the teeny-tiny little Hobby Lobby bottles of paint were never going to cut it on this huge project.
I just so happened to have a little Sherwin-Williams pale aqua leftover paint in the garage.
While it IS a *GORGEOUS* color in my house, it isn’t really one of the Groovy Girl preferred colors…they tend to like hot pink, neon green, and zebra print…but it would just have to do. Groovy Girls can be flexible when necessary.
Aprons are always a necessity. My sweet friend Melissa (aka Melie) made a couple for my girls, and I just turn them inside out for projects such as these. Those aprons are too cute to mess up!
KB’s apron is from Southern Living at Home.
Ashley’s apron is hand-made by Melie. Its turned inside-out for this project, but you should see the front of it….its ADORABLE. Aprons are making a comeback, I hear!
Phase One of our Groovy Girl stage, almost complete!
Check back for further creative developments!