Thursday, October 29, 2015
I got a phone call Saturday evening from my grandgirl Jade and she called to say she and her twin Autumn didn't have to work on Sunday and they wanted to come out and do some crafts. This week is spirit week at their high school and they wanted to decorate some shirts to wear on different days. It was still raining from the storm so depending on the weather Sunday morning, I would come get them. As it turned out, it was still raining Sunday morning and to save myself two hours in the car I decided to just gather up all the stuff I had that I thought we could use and $50 and went to their house. A couple of trips to the nearby craft store and the girls got to work with a little bit of help and guidance from me. And I do mean 'little', mostly referring to the driving and paying part though I did help with the layout of some of the shirts.
Every day of the week has a different theme and Monday was something to do with pride in America or something so the twins and their friend wanted to do the American flag across three shirts. We measured the field for the stars and taped off the stripes and they sponged on fabric paint.
For another day's theme that had something to do with math or science (mathletes), Autumn and Hannah wanted to spell out NERD and GEEK using the periodic table. They found the symbols (though Autumn fudged a little leaving the 's' off the center symbol Es and Hannah settled for 'nerdy') they wanted, printed them out and then made stencils by cutting out the large letters and hand painted the other info.