We spent some time making luminaries out of used fruit cans the day before. Luckily, I made some ambrosia salad, and had a few on hand the day before. So, we cleaned them out, filled them with water, and then froze them over night. I took a Sharpie and sketched out some simple designs that would be theme appropriate. And then, Shay decided a "peace, love and happiness" can would suit her ideas of what this day meant. After I hammered through the can and ice, I spray painted the whole can, let it dry, and then, we took some acrylics and painted the designs. They were super easy, cheap and fun to make.
I am definatly making some for other holidays. Luckily, these will work for the Fourth of July party as well.
My apologies for them being way out of order, but I am too lazy to fix it. Enjoy the chaos- because really, that's all that it really was, with lots of laughter ;o) Had a really magical time. Thanks Resindez family!
|Hammered, unpainted. Took about five minutes to hammer out.|
|My favorite one!|
|Even just with some metalic spray paint, looks cute, right?|
|Water balloons and squirters! That was a wet mess for all of us.|
|S'mores time! Mr. David had to help one particular boy migit who kept dropping his in the fire. ;o/|
|Bubble Guns are $5 at Walmart and the ones with the lights are super economical on the bubbles. The other brand, sans lights, runs through bubbles fairly quickly.|
|I think he wanted to be a rock star without dad's help ;o) It was late, and all the kids were amazing, all evening!|
|After freezing, but before the nailing.|
|If you just dip the brush into the paint container, there is no wasted paint.|
|Finished product. SO ADORBS!|
|Simple, fast, yet COLD job if you don't have a towel handy.|