Friday, February 11, 2011

Painting with celery

I saw this fun idea while surfing around a couple weeks ago.  I believe the Frugal Mom blog also did a project like this, but I can't find the link right now.  I had it stashed in the back of my head for a few weeks now for the girls.  To make a long story a little shorter, my mom developed a really bad leg infection when we got back from Kalahari last week (in fact the same day we returned).  She was in the hospital for a few days and then had a PICC line put in so she could recouperate from home.  Well the girls were bringing Grandma presents each visit to the hospital, and after the first two days of visiting Walmart and buying stuffies and then the hospital gift shop I reminded Lydia that a handmade gift is also absolutely wonderful (and cheaper on my wallet....).  So out came the celery painting idea:

It was messy and fun........

 Caty enjoyed the leaves and her fingers.

 Lydia loved the using her fingers to.  I had to have the wipes handy though.  Neither of the girls is a huge fan of finger painting.
 Our finished pictures for Grandma: