Monday, February 22, 2010

Calgon take me away...

This being the season of snow, we have been forced to be much craftier than usual.
Craftier than usual has seemed to morph into "what craft are we doing today??"

We have made stained glass, wind chimes, painted, baked cupcakes, cookies, bread, and sculpey creations.
We have made homemade goat cheese, for god's sake.

Enough is enough.

Camp blizzard is closing. The camp director was suddenly stricken with a bad, bad case of PMS.
Crafts are supposed to be fun. Not hissing, spitting cat fights over whose is better. Not outrageous crying jags of "I just can't do anything right".
Crafts are not supposed to bring out the craving for a nice stiff drink.
Our latest craft came out the best. probably because it was fraught with much angst and drama. I got the idea from my imaginary friend Erica.

You will need:

  • Soil
  • Activated Charcoal ( I had to go to the Pet Store for this. You can apparently get it at any other WalMart besides the piece of crap one that's near me)
  • Aquarium gravel
  • Smallish plants
  • Container(s)
  • Optional Sculpey to make little things to add.

If you find that crafting is not complete for you without whining, crying, and fighting, you're gonna have to do the Sculpey part.

Layer gravel, charcoal, soil, plant, more gravel.

Add your little figure thingys and...Ta Da! You are done. Pour yourself a drink.

This one might have to be a gift! That is, if she wants it!


gnomegarden said...

YES YES YES YES YES! I LOVE it with all my gnomey heart! Once again I was sitting here laughing out loud at your post. You have such a way of evoking the raucous belly laugh of recognition!
GOAT CHEESE for God's sake!
You are a wonderful mama. rock on, lady rah-rah.
xo dd

Anonymous said...

That's pretty cool, actually!

I'm not a crafts person but if I were, I think I'd try it.

StacyD said...

those look so amazing! and, like dd, i was cracking up too. and now u know why we don't do crafts over here. lol

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