Sunday, October 17, 2010

Carton of Color

Always on the look out for a new way to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and a new way to engage my girls in something creative, I had the "aha moment" of refashioning trash bound egg cartons into pint sized painting pallets. Just cut the carton in half to make it easier for little hands to hold and fill with various colors of finger paint. I love purchasing big reams of paper (so many possibilities!) and, if you are fortunate enough to blessed with an IKEA near by, you can find these in the children's section for a mere 3 dollars and change. Cut as much or as little as you see fit, and then tack up large 'canvases' along the fence while the weather is still nice, or bring the creativity indoors by taping up sections in a hallway with old an old sheet acting as a drop cloth to keep messes to a minimum. Arm them with a paintbrush and see what works of art your mini Matisses can come up with (you need some new art work to line the walls anyway)!

Try making a frittata to help use up all of those eggs!

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