Kids Week Day 1
Day one has been a whirlwind of fun. As soon as Madelyn’s feet hit the floor she was ready to go. Thankfully, I planned ahead the night before and had chipboard pieces, Stickles and Liquid Pearls for her to use while I was trying to get my first cup of coffee in me. This was a lifesaver, she created and I woke up.
Then she decided she would like to make a video of how she alters her chipboard pieces using Stickles and Liquid Pearls. I was really impressed with how well she did since we didn’t talk about what she would say or anything.
I basically just got my camera and started filming her very first unedited on-the-fly 10 min. instructional video.
Not bad for a first time video. I love her.
While Madelyn was looking through all my glitter she found some glittered Martha Stewart Flocking. She thought it would be fun to put some on her nails so we had a mini manicure session using a bottle of NYC Clear Top Coat and Pink and Blue Glittered Flocking. This was super simple and I got Aunt of the Year. All I did was apply a layer of clear top coat on each nail, then placed flocking onto each nail alternating between pink and blue flocking. To remove the excess flocking from around her nails I simply brushed over them using a soft dry paint brush. Viola flocked nails means Super excited niece.
Next Madelyn had an idea to create her own custom nail polish color. So knowing we were going to have to remove some of the clear top coat from the bottle we thought it would be cool to use the clear top coat as adhesive on chipboard embellishments and cover each one with flocking. This worked perfectly and now she has lots of fuzzy chipboard embellishments to create with later in the week.
After using the clear top coat as adhesive for the chipboard embellishments Madelyn was ready to make her custom nail polish. We simply poured two different shades of glitter into the clear top coat until Madelyn was happy with the glitteriness of the polish. Then we added purple micro beads and shook the bottle really well. BAM Mad’s custom “Fairy Dust” nail polish was created. To make her label Madelyn stamped the name of the polish onto some paper, wrapped it around the bottle and secured it to the bottle by covering the entire label with clear shipping tape.
For a fun afternoon treat we made Secret Sprite Pops. Madelyn LOVED these pops. She simply placed a package of fruit gushers (secret ingredient) into the bottom of 5oz. all purpose Dixie Cups then poured Sprite into each cup. She filled each cup about 2/3 full of Sprite. Once the Sprite and fruit gushers are in each cup, place aluminum foil over the top of the cup, stick a popsicle stick into the center of the foil and place the cups in the freezer to freeze. Once the Sprite is frozen peel off the aluminum foil. If the popsicle sticks a bit in the cup just run a little warm water around the outside of the cup and the popsicle will pop right out. The top of the popsicle looks like a rainbow (secret surprise) and since the fruit gushers are all placed into the cup differently no two popsicle tops are alike. Enjoy.
For dinner Madelyn made pigs in a blanket and the most fabulous cake I found on Pinterest. It’s called a Creamsicle Cake and it is incredible. It got a two thumbs up from everyone in the house. You can find the recipe HERE. This cake is perfect for summer as it is light and moist and I think adding some fruit on the side would be really good. To decorate each persons cake portion Madelyn used powdered sugar and butterfly, squirrel and rabbit stencils I purchased at an estate sale.
After dinner she, Ansley and my nephew Brittain headed off to see Despicable Me 2 in 3D. Today, was a great start to our fun kids week. And just wait until you see everything we do today, in tomorrows blog post. It’s going to be another don’t stop til you drop kinda day.