More party preparations in our creative space this week for both Moo and Bear.
I foolish assume that the crafting experience will run smoothly and painlessly. I will remain calm and not raise my voice. My children will listen and follow my clear instructions.
All 3 kids got involved to make their pinata's.
Mixing the glue using 1 part water and 2 parts flour.
Anything with flour must be eatable according to Bear who not only continued to lick all the utensils but proceeded to eat the glue soaked newspaper. Of course Bubble thought this was a brilliant idea and followed his lead.
Bear managed to stop eating the strips of newspaper long enough to cover some of the balloon. Then the need to eat them took over his body and he ripped them all off again.
Bubble just wanted to play with balloon and didn't understand what we were doing and was throwing tantrums left right and centre.
Then everything got a little crazy.
Bubble found a paint brush which she used to paint glue on everyones faces.
Bear put so much newspaper in his mouth that he was gagging.
Moo was getting frustrated with Bubble and Bear ruining her mache.
Glue was falling from the sky in all directions.
Bubble was crying out "ouchie" as the glue dried on her skin.
Dory, the cat decided to taste test the glue which was dripping off Bear.
...And Mummy raised her voice!
The after marth.
I hosed down the patio area while everything was still moist. If I had left it it would have dried hard. I really don't like scrubbing things clean so best to do it there and then I say.
Note to self must make paper mache on the grass.
We did end up with two very complete ballon mache's which we hung up to dry with the rest of our washing...
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