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« on: September 02, 2009 01:04:49 AM »

I got super lucky, and got to Dollar General while they were putting everything summer/outdoors on 50-75% clearance!

My materials:

One foam noodle ($.75 on sale)
Set of 3 green washcloths (didn't end up using)
3 container tray ($.50 on sale)
One vinyl table cloth ($2 on sale)
One bottle baby wash ($1.50)
Small storage cups ($1)
Small drops on tempura paints
Acrylic paint (for bubbles on tray)

$5.75 project? I'm so in.

The process!

I used an exacto knife and also a utility knife on the foam to carve shapes. The first one I drew on at first, so there are still sharpie outlines on a few. The rest I just winged. The hardest part of my project was thinking of designs I could do while avoiding the whole in the middle.

This carving process made quite a mess (which my boyfriend was just sooo happy about:P)

Said mess hung out there until I finished the project and finally got to cleaning!
I ended up with 26 stamps, but later made another not pictured here (the bubble), but you will later see anyways.

I will list what the stamp images are when I try them out later!!

Next came the paints! This was the part I was sort of worried about, but then I found this online: http://kidscrafts.suite101.com/article.cfm/body_paints_for_kids and tested it out. I made 10 colors. The brown ended up changing and turning very dark, though I'm not sure why. The light purple I made later on for my testing.

This shows all of the stamps together except I think just one simple shape.

Top row: Moose, and... a moose. Elijah (my nephew) likes mooses!
2nd row: Fudge striped cookie, duck, sun, button, kitty, fishy
3rd row: Heart, flower, spider, tree, top hat, smiley face
4th row: Football, bubble, triangle, doughnut (sprinkled of course!), whale, puppy
5th row: Sea shell, block O (Ohio State fans, of course), leaf, square, bear, circle

Close-ups (because I LOVE the cookie and the doughnut!!)

The paint came off entirely! Not even a tiny bit stained on the grout. Decided to then have a little more fun with them...

...and stamped bubbles all over the walls!

I then made a bag to hold the stamps out of the table cloth (sorry I didn't have a before picture of it, or a standing up-right after picture) and painted simple bubbles on the paint tray.

annnd everything together!

I can't wait to send these to my nephew! My S-I-L said he really digs stuff like this. He's an excellent finger painter at a mere 2 1/2! Thanks for checking my project out, sorry for all the pics, and good luck to all in the challenge! Can't wait to see what else pops up!

« Last Edit: September 02, 2009 01:08:40 AM by imxriotxhere - Reason: missing picture » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009 05:39:02 AM »

Woah - totally awesome and unexpected use of the items purchased!
I'm sure your nephew will love it (and it looks like you'll be making a second set to keep for yourself!)  I love how you painted the bubbles on the shower wall---it's like leaving behind temporary art for someone else to find.  Then they can do the same for you!  Loving it!

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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2009 08:43:04 AM »

That's sooo cool. My kiddo would love that! (Ok, I would too)

« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2009 09:30:58 AM »

Super thrifty, super cute.  I hit "This Rocks"!!!!

« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2009 10:38:09 AM »

Very impressive. Very patient!
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2009 11:44:55 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009 11:53:29 AM »


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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009 01:26:15 PM »

Thanks everyone! And yes, I already have another noodle hangin' out in my room for future use:)
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009 05:31:16 PM »

What a great project, I'm totally remembering this one!  I know a bunch of kidlets who will love it, and I'm sure your nephew will too.  Nice job!

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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2009 05:46:50 PM »

coolest thing ever. you win the prize mama, laughing and loving it totally.

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