Thursday, June 18, 2009

Harder Than It Looks

It all started in Hobby Lobby the other day when I saw some kits to make the real, old-fashioned sun catchers. Not those cheap plastic things that you can buy 2/$1 at Walmart and paint, but real, honest-to-goodness suncatchers that have the metal frame and the plastic beads that you pour in and then melt in the oven. I thought it would be a great project for the girls one day this week. So this morning we set to work.

Olivia picked out the horse (of course) and Kelsey the rainbow with hearts.
As you can see, I pulled out a piece of foil to put their frame on with the intention of carefully sliding it onto a cookie sheet to bake when the time came. Fortunately, I realized sooner rather than later that it would have been disastrous.

(And yes. That is a pair of tweezers Olivia is using to carefully move the beads that fell into the wrong spot.)
I soon pulled out my old cookie sheets, moved the frames onto them, and replaced all the plastic beads for them so they could continue on.

And after a little clean-up help from Mommy and those tweezers, this is Kelsey's finished product pre-baking!
And Olivia's
And voila! The finished product!
(And no, Kelsey's face doesn't normally look like that. She hasn't figured out how to "pose naturally" for the camera yet. She's all raised eyebrows and frozen smiles...)

For some reason, I don't remember it being this hard when I was a kid.


Anonymous said...

I'm so impressed with their finished products and with your creativity. As I've said before, you remind me so much of Carrie in many of which is really taking the time to make childhood meaningful and memorable. Home and family are utmost with you, and it shines through in every post.

Connie said...

crafts and kids...those were the days...looking forward to making things with the grand darlings! We do play doh, paint etc.

Amberdawn said...

What a fun project! They look great!