{Days off with kids & a scratch and sniff craft project}

okay, so that's a super long title, I know.
Who loves a vacation day in the middle of winter with nothing to do? Me neither.
It's too cold to hang outside, to warm to have a snow day. blahh.

Pinterest to the rescue.

The kids loved it.
It's pretty simple.
Packs of Kool-Aid and 2 tablespoons of water a spoon and some brushes.
You're supposed to use watercolor paper, we didn't have that and the kids survived.

Patient girls...

Start by drawing your masterpiece with a sharpie.

They got right to work happy to be allowed to use the sharpies.

Then the big guns were brought in. Lucy arrived. (She's in the striped shirt on the right)

See her advanced butterfly painting skills?
She didn't even want to do this project. But I guess she was lured in by the aroma of the kool-aid. Who wouldn't be?

All will be well and you'll use up one entire hour of that day off from school.
And end up with a pile of artwork.


  1. The colours look pretty and that was a very productive group of young ladies. I will have to try this with our group at school.

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Meet Denise

Denise Sabia, designer, DIYer and owner of The Painted Home, takes everyday items found in flea markets, thrift shops or simply along the roadside and turns them into unique pieces that freshen and warm your home … without breaking your budget. Denise began dabbling in design over 20 years ago and studied at Philadelphia University. Her client base continued to grow as did her portfolio of work, branching out to decorating entire homes. Denise lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. with her 3 kids, a dog, rabbit, 3 chickens, a gecko, and the oldest living hermit crab known to man.


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