{food for thought}
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. {1 Thessalonians 5:16-18}

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Moth's Kiss

this sweet little bean just LOVED checking in on our cocooning
caterpillar creature day after day for over two weeks
until one afternoon this furry faced winged creature emerged from her sleep
we kept her around for a few days as her wings dried & then happily let her fly!
oh! my! how he was just smitten!

Happy Summering!
Christine xoxo

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Watercolors that {WOW}


needed ingredients:
4 tbsp baking soda                                             2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp white vinegar                                            food coloring (liquid or gel)
                                                    1/2 tsp corn syrup

additional supplies needed:
plastic spoons to stir food coloring into mixture
(found that toothpicks can poke holes in foam egg carton)
empty egg carton or small containers to store paints


Begin by pouring the baking soda and vinegar into a mixing bowl. The two ingredients will fizz
and foam so it's fun to let the kiddies watch. Once the foaming stops, stir with a spoon until
you get a smooth consistency. Add in the corn syrup and cornstarch and mix well. The consistency
will be like gak, if you have ever made it - It appears to be a liquid but as soon as you touch it is like a solid...lots of fun.


Once you have a uniform consistency, scoop the mixture into a recycled egg carton or several small containers.
Using the recipe above I was able to fill nine cups of an egg carton. Drop in the desired food coloring to each cup ~
I used a plastic spoon to thoroughly mix the food coloring into the mixture. It will seem a bit crumbly as you are mixing
but once you let it sit it changes back into a liquid consistency and levels out.

let the paints dry and harden for several hours or overnight.
ours dried overnight & were ready to go the next day :)

added a few drops of water to the surface
of each paint before he started


he really beamed over using the homemade paints
or maybe that's just the sugar rush in his eyes from the lollipop :P
i have been completely impressed with the vibrancy of the colors,
not to mention they will last us quite some time too!
homemade watercolors from here on out
& thanks to our Nana for sharing in the recipe with us!


sending love through rainbows ♥

Happy Painting!
Christine xoxo