So this time around I said... it's Father's Day. Find something to make for Father's Day. He perused the magazine and laughed and laughed when he saw the "for a fungi". He asked me more then once "do you get it?" I said "yes". and prepared for our plan for Father's Day.
I bought some white clay (from my grocery store that has a craft aisle! so awesome) I could have my son form and bake and then we could use my Bic Mark-Its. I love them. ( Thank goodness school is coming again so I can refresh my supply for cheap. I use these for Den meetings, home use, kiddo use, and they just look pretty in a tin with all the colors. Yes I am in love!) I chose white so I could buy one package for this one time package and not many packages for different colors.
So we formed them and then I baked them at 225 for about 45 minutes. Cleaned out any clay that ended up on the inside of the cap. Colored them and then Glued on the white dots to form the Mushroom top.
I created a cutter file for the tag and gave it away last week. My son decided he liked his picture better. One thing I have learned in life when it comes to crafts with my son.. It's okay and more important that he do it and it be "perfect" for him then I do it and make it "frustratingly perfect" for him. And it was reinforced in my mind when my hubby took the card with the hand drawing up to show his Dad for Father's Day. Who knows maybe next year my FIL will end up with some "Fungi" jars. But they didn't come out just like the family fun magazine photo, but my son was so proud. He kept opening the jars and looking at them. the best!
It was a great project in that it really didn't take a lot of time and used up some of these jars I have collected over time. And both my guys were very happy with the outcome.
So the items I used were: White Clay bakeable, Bic Mark-its, Family Fun Magazine, Gorilla glue, Cookie Sheet, Tinfoil for baking, some random jars and my sons creative mind.
It was a great project. Love my life.
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