Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Homemade Mess

To prevent boredom this summer, we are marking things off our "100 Fun Things to do this Summer" List (based off this wonderful list). One of those fun things was to make homemade playdough. What you see in this picture is my 6 year old son playing peacefully with his green playdough - reality is that only lasted about 3 minutes! It was too sticky for him. Amazingly, my rough and tough boy hates having sticky, dirty hands. My girls actually played with it for about 2 hours and had a wonderful time making  cakes, pies, mountains, balls, animals, monsters...

What you can't see in this picture is the giant mess on the floor. Flour and playdough crumbs are covering the floor. We had to keep adding flour to get the right consistency and so much of it ended up on the floor. Which isn't a surprise in my house. Any creative activity happening at my kitchen table usually includes a mess on the floor. My children love to cut paper into tiny pieces, paint, color, glue...you name it, they can turn it into an art project - and they go all out - spread all over the table, overflowing onto the floor, through several rooms of the house and most recently they've discovered how to incorporate the stairs into their projects.

I love to see their creative minds at work...as long as they follow one rule - at bedtime it all gets cleaned up! The floor gets swept, the table wiped off, the pieces and projects put in a basket or thrown away...all so we can begin again tomorrow with a new mess!

"Behind the Scenes" is a fun link up where we show those photos - but tell the real story behind them. The sneak peek behind the scenes, a look past the edges of the photo to the real life behind it. - Crystal Stine

1 comment:

  1. Hi visiting from Behind the Scenes! I can relate to the mess, but that is so sweet that you are embracing it to cultivate memories for your son. So sweet!