What is more American than a Memorial Day parade? Okay, maybe hot dogs and ketchup (my hubby cringes every time I eat that), backyard parties with smores or possibly freshly cut grass & screaming kids? I'll stick with the Memorial Day parade.
We can walk to our village parade, it's only 45 min. long and the kids always look so darn cute sitting on the curb, watching the cars and trucks and veterans and boy/girl scouts ....... It's really GREAT!
This year, instead of tie dye shirts we thought we would use fabric paint. Kids + Paint + My kitchen .... OH My! I do love a great paint job, but I don't always love the kids at the helm of the paint job! But I thought, I also don't really love my counter tops .... so away we got to painting!
We picked up some shirts from Michael's (5 for $10) this week. There's a reason for that great price. The quality is good enough for young'ins but the smallest size they have is really appropriate for a 5 year old. So the 3 and 4 year old have some growing to do :) Then we grabbed Martha Stewart Fabric paint (of course) and some stencils. It was really easy, took about 20 minutes. I put a piece of card stock in the shirt so the paint didn't bleed through and gave them the reigns:
This idea is fabulous for play dates or kids parties. The price is right, the other parents can help their own children & it keeps everyone focused on a task!
Happy Memorial Day AMERICA. We love you!
Note from Mrs. Williams: Ah, this brings back visions of the puffy paint t-shirts of my youth. Seriously, though, what a great and cheap way to celebrate the holiday!
Note from Mrs. Kelly: Did you make me one?