Ahh, it’s good to be back.
Thanks to many, many essays for various college classes, I know when I’m about to hit the writing wall, so to speak. I felt myself getting into too much of a routine, where writing became slightly obligatory, rather than fun. Now that I’ve taken two days off, I feel much better — sometimes it only takes a short break to get back on track.
So, here’s a quick update about the last two days:
I realized on Friday that I actually look forward to attending work everyday, a surprising discovery that has really asked me to reconsider what I’m looking for in a career.
Yesterday, I went to the I Made It Market, which had an awesome array of handcrafted items, all quaintly set up in beautifully decorated booths. I cherish these random summer events, especially because I can’t find anything quite like them at school.
Thanks for sticking with Daisy & Spruce through the write-cation!
Looking for an easy way to entertain kids (or adults) in a festive way this weekend? Here’s a quick DIY I picked up from camp:
How to Make Fireworks with Paint
1. Grab a sheet of solid black paper, which is now your night sky.
2. Cut a few pipe cleaners into short 2 inch pieces, and then wind four or five together around a stem (it’ll look a bit like a flattened flower — the head of the flower/firework should be at a right angle to the stem).
3. Set up paint stations with a few of the pipe cleaner fireworks in each color.
4. Teach the kids/adults how to cover the pipe cleaners in the paint and then lightly dab the fireworks on the page.
5. There you have it: your very own night sky, filled to full capacity with fireworks!
Until tomorrow (day 30!),
I love a good craft, and the summer is one of my favorite times to work on an art project, especially outside on a sunny day. As a camp counselor to kids in the 3 1/2 – 5 year old range, I’m chasing children, jumping in and out of the pool, and pulling a large wagon up and down a very hilly campus all day long. So, I need quick and easy clothing and hair solutions to make my days as easy as possible. This is my next DIY project on the docket: a scarf headband by the wonderful Jenni of I Spy DIY. I’ll let you know how it turns out!