Monday, February 25, 2008

The World Is Your Canvas!

In an attempt to keep the boys busy today, I decided to send them outside on our font deck in the snow. It was a nice day out, not too cold, so it was perfect for some playtime outside. The rule was that they had to stay on the deck where I could see them. I put them out, and tossed out a couple of wooden spoons and said" dig!"

Then I sat down to eat my lunch while the baby slept.

As I was relaxing for a few seconds, it hit me......why stop at just spoons? I got two spray bottles and put in some water and food coloring.

This is what happened.........

Our deck is pretty large, and with the recent snow, was a blank page for coloring! It was great. They had alot of fun, except for one minor altercation of a snowball to the face.They stayed out for about an hour, and then came in for hot chocolate. They asked if next time they could have more colors.

We'll see.


Daddy said...

Just don't eat the yellow snow!!

Lady Leth said...

great idea! I want to try too!!!

nancypants said...

That is such a great idea!! Reminds me of The Cat in the Hat Comes Back! :^D