Friday, June 26, 2009

Double Duty

I have been working on some projects for our family picnic tomorrow. We always find a spot on the laser show lawn and set up our picnic blankets. This is home base for us throughout the day. Everybody goes and does what interests them and we meet back on the blanket. It is also a great place to take a break, rest, grab a snack, or have a cool drink. This first project came to me as I was trying to figure out how to keep the grand babies cool and entertained during blanket breaks. It will be a long hot day for all of us but especially the little ones, so this is what I came up with....
Coloring Fans
Cheap entertainment, my favorite kind, that cools and entertains. Just 2 coloring pages printed on card stock and glued back to back on craft sticks. I will pack these with a travel box of crayons. Most of the grands are too young to really enjoy this but that just means more years to use the idea, right? They really rustle up a nice little breeze. I think we will all love this idea before the day is over.

I have not finished the second project yet, I have been freezing water and packing all day. I only have a little bit of sewing left that I will get to first thing in the morning...don't worry, we aren't leaving until 1:00p. The laser show is not until 9:00p and we don't want to push it with the little ones. Okay...I know...1:00-9:00 is pushing it but we're doing it anyway lol. I will give you a preview of my supplies for project two tonight (you can guess what it is, if ya also does double duty) and finished pics next week, okay?

I'm off to the mountain, have a great weekend!



  1. I am super excited about tomorrow!!

  2. I can't figure out what in the world it could be, but knowing you, it will be great! Those fans are a great idea!

  3. The day at Stone Mountain was AWSOME. These fans were our saving grace on such a blazing hot day!! "Project two" was a wonderful idea, but did you ever find the markers?! LOL! I didnt take mine home, save me one!!!!! I want pink or green!