Roo's Casa


Shaving Cream Marbling
July 19, 2011, 7:46 pm
Filed under: Crafts, Kids, Summer

This has been our favorite craft so far.  I found this idea on Come Together Kids.  You just spray shaving cream in a tray and then drop on paint.  Swirl the paint all over in the shaving cream.  Then lay your paper (cardstock) on top of the shaving cream design and lightly press down.  Finally, pull the paper off and scrape off the shaving cream mess from the paper using any straight edge (I used a ruler).  You are left with a beautiful design that can be reused a few times at least.  You can add more shaving cream and colors as you feel it is needed.



Bubble Wrap Prints
July 19, 2011, 7:40 pm
Filed under: Crafts, Kids, Summer

Today we made these bubble wrap prints from Skip to My Lou.  We had so much fun making them.  A few things we found were to use a larger brush to paint on the paint and to make larger shapes.



Water Bomb
July 5, 2011, 5:09 pm
Filed under: Kids, Summer

We made some water bombs today, but they took so long to make and we ended up breaking out the water balloons instead.



Painting
July 5, 2011, 5:02 pm
Filed under: House Stuff

1.  Tape the wall touching the wall you wish to paint.  I make sure to press down on the tape securely.

2.  Paint the edge of the tape that goes onto the wall being painted the same color as the wall that you do not want to paint.  The whole idea is that the paint on the opposite wall being painted on will seep under the tape and still be the same color.  It then creates a seal from the new color going under the tape onto the wall not painted.

3.  Wait for the sealing paint to dry and then paint your new color.

My sister does a similar process using caulk.  That way might be faster since you don’t have to wait for the paint to dry, but I haven’t tried it.



July 4th Food
July 5, 2011, 4:56 pm
Filed under: Food, Holidays, July 4th, Recipes, Summer

P’s Steak

potato salad

P’s pasta salad

fruit salad

ice cream sundae

rootbeer float

Patriotic Crunch (pictured)

chips with guacamole and  queso