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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tie Dying Fun

Our young boys really had fun doing this!

Our young boys really had fun doing this!

When we decided to give tie dying a try, we didn’t know how we were exactly going to organize it, or how big of a mess it would make, but it all turned out to be fairly easy and not too messy after all!

Everyone ended up helping each other, and of course, each shirt turned out differently.  Some of the kids went with the more traditional tie-dye method and scrunched their t-shirts up with rubber bands, then applied liquid dye; others simply applied it by using spray bottles.  The personal favorite though was the one where the kids applied stickers to the shirts, like a heart or their name, and sprayed the dye over them, and then peeled off the stickers.  The finished product turned out really neat!

The shirts turned out beautifully.

The shirts turned out beautifully.

Everyone had a lot of fun between the passing of the dye, spray bottles, boxes, and bags, even though a portion of the white counter top is now permanently stained.  (So please be sure to cover the surface really well!)  However, tie dying was totally worth it.  The kids loved it and made a wonderful memory . . . and they want to do it again!

Amanda

 

 

 

 

Liz and Jodie with their names on their shirts.

Liz and Jodie with their names on their shirts.

 

 

Hospitality Fun

Folding a swan

Folding a swan

We learned a really neat twist to hospitality. . . make guests feel welcome by folding their towels into clever shapes.  Everyone was asked to bring a towel, hand towel, and washcloth.  The mom in charge taught us how to fold towels into various shapes including flowers, frogs, elephants, and even monkeys.   The girls had so much fun folding and refolding!  It is like doing origami with towels instead of paper but the results are WOW!  She also had several gift baskets set up to give you ideas.   She put together a booklet with hospitality suggestions, ideas, and manners that we read through together.  The best tip was we must make guests feel welcome but don’t forget the most important guest, Jesus.  We must always make Him feel welcome into our homes and hearts.   A mom reported after this meeting that she walked into her bathroom and all her towels had become swans!
Jody Sanger