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02 February 2012

Crafty McCrafterson

So, Day 2 of no husband...we are barely surviving.  I'm kinda joking.  Kinda not.  The days are okay - the nights are TOUGH.

Anyway, we've been trying to keep very busy during the day, so yesterday morning {after giving Olivia a nice little sugar buzz}, we decided to make some Kool-Aid playdough.  Oh, it smells so delicious.  We ended up making five batches of it and almost attempted a 6th, but I just could.not.handle.anymore.mess.  But, if the point was to take up time AND have fun, well, we achieved both!

Look Mommmm, I'm MIXING!

Can you see that there is FLOUR all over her shirt too?  And Kool-Aid powder.  
Thank you, Oxy Clean.

Black cherry, orange, strawberry, grape and pink lemonade

To make the Kool-Aid playdough, mix 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup salt, 4 teaspoons of cream of tartar, and 2 Kool-Aid packets in a bowl. Mix in 2 cups boiled water mixed with 3 Tablespoons oil.  Mix until cooled and then knead together.  Store in ziplock bags.

It's so pretty when you pour the water in and see the colors come to life.  Olivia really liked that part.  We haven't played with it yet because it was too hot when we made them and then she ended up spending an hour playing in the bath tub while I cleaned up.  {Gotta love that!}

And, if you wanted to know how to do the colored rice that I blogged about the other day, here's what I did.  I found a five pound bag of white rice and since I had 8 different food coloring gels, I divided it up into 8 bags - it was about 1 1/2 cups of rice per bag.  I did one bag at a time and poured 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol in the bag and then Olivia squirted the food coloring gel.  I'm assuming the more gel, the brighter the colors and I wanted them bright, so we used a lot.  I zipped the bag and she shook and mixed to her little hearts content.  I then put them out in the sun to dry all day.  One of these days we'll get to using them! 


Miraculously, both girls are napping.  Although, now that I type that, one of them is bound to wake up. Once they are up, we are off to my parents' house.  Here's hoping Night 2 is a million times better than last night.  I don't think it can get much worse.  I'll spare you the details, but let's just say sleeping with both of my girls in the same bed with one of them not going to sleep until midnight and then waking up at 3 asking for a snack and then again at 7:30 telling me it's time to get up does not make for a good night.  


Poppy said...

WoW! You girls have been so busy. I'm impressed. You do so much with the girls, bring 'em over here foir while tonight.
Love you all so much!

Mom Cooper said...

Even if Olivia doesn't remember doing all these fun activities when she is older, she will have all these wonderful pictures to assure her they did happen!!

As far as the sleeping situation with Olivia, I'd be looking into seeing if they make Tylenol PM for children. JK.

Marissa said...

Oh my heavens, you sure have your hands full! You're creating such awesome memories for them (and you!). Love you!

Irma said...

I don't know where you get the energy...but the girls are lucky to have you as their Mom. Keep up the great creative parenting! Hopefully Olivia will get some good sleep moving forward so everyone can feel refreshed during the day. Sleep depriation is really tough on the body and mind!