Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mardi Gras!

I know this is a little late, but we don't have the internetz at our house right now, and that will all change hopefully on Tuesday.  I can't wait to be back to the "real" world again.  So on Wednesday we had a Mardi Gras play date for the moms group.  Unfortunately there are very few books for kids on Mardi gras and our library doesn't carry any of them. So I did pick up some books for slightly older kids and showed them pictures out of it while talking about the fun stuff that happens.

The kids colored poster board masks with markers (to keep clean up a breeze!), and then we made noodle beaded necklaces.  My co-organizer colored the noodles for a play date last year, and we were able to us the leftovers.  To dye them, she soaked them in a bowl with food coloring and rubbing alcohol.  After they soaked for some time, lay them out on paper towel to dry.  Repeat until you get the color you like.  We also made sure to already have the yarn cut, one end taped with masking tape, and a noodle tied to the other end to make it easier for the kids. They all did such a great job, and seemed to really have fun doing it.

I don't have a picture of the necklaces my kids made because they disappeared as soon as we got home.  I'm not sure what happened to them, but I'm guessing I will find them soon when I clean out their room!


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