Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Paint In My Hair, Paint Under My Nails


I told you about the mini remodeling job that I did in the bathroom last week. Well, a couple of times I leaned over and got paint in my hair. I did manage to get it even, though. It look natural, like I am going gray....a little on this side, a little on that. Anyway, after several washings, it's still hanging around. Any suggestions of how to get latex paint out of hair would be welcomed.
On Thursday evening we kept with the tradition and set up the nativity. It is so beautiful and apparently very attractive to ten little hands in this house. So yesterday I asked the kids if they wanted to make their own nativity out of paper. Once the creative juices started flowing, we had great fun.





















The artists (from top to bottom) are:Lundi, Caleb, Harrison, Kim, and Lauren (with a little help from her biggest brother).








Today we felt artistic, too. We get this urge quite a bit during this time of year. So today we made marble magnets. They were so much fun and really hard to mess up (even for non-artsy people like me). They are each unique and everyone had great ideas!















Our love to you all!
KKS

9 comments:

Shellie Morin said...

Hey kim, thought I would give you and idea or two for the paint. I too manage to get it everywhere on myself. 1.You can use vinegar on the spots in you hair. Just a little on a cotton ball on the paint spots while in the shower. 2. Banking soda, take a bowl and mix it with some of your shampoo and then shampoo you hair with it. Vinegar also works good if you got any paint on wood moldings, a little on a Q-tip and any miss placed paint will come off.
Hope this helps
Shellie

Kim said...

Thanks Shellie, it worked great. I didn't have any cotton balls, so i just put it on a wash cloth and rubbed on my hair. It worked like magic. I guess i will wait another few years before going gray, after all!
KKS

Stephanie said...

Great nativities!
And how did you do those marbles?
xo

Kim said...

Steph,

This is an idea that I got from here:
http://www.mormonchic.com/crafty/
but I modified it a little. The directions say to glue paper or small pictures on the back, but I (as usual) didn't read the directions and did it my own way. Anyway, I bought "marbles" (which aren't really magnets) at Walmart. They are in the craft section. They are those things that people put in fish bowls or vase's and things like that (here they are by the fake flowers and plants). Little round glass things, one side rounded, one side flat. Then we painted on them (flat side) with acrylic paint (you need a very thin brush, as the area is small). After the paint is dry (hard for the littles to be patient for this step) on the back you glue a magnet. Then squeeze them together to get out all the bubbles. Not magnet tape, but a strong, round magnet. I also bought these at WM in the craft section, but I know you can get them at Home Depot and Roberts, too. The only thing you really have to worry about is having the right kind of glue. The only thing that sticks to the paint AND the glass AND the magnet (that I tried) is E6000, which can also be found at WM. This was so much fun, really. The kids were so into this, they made them until we were out of magnets and I bought a package of 50! I am going to get some more. We are giving them away as Christmas presents. This was a good one for us because both Grandmas like magnets.
Oh, and you might want to try Roberts or somewhere for bigger marbles, I only found one size at WM. Also, we printed out a page of circles for the kids to write or draw on, so we could then glue the paper on but they wanted to paint, ofcourse. If you do it this way you have to use water proof markers, like a Sharpie, or colored pencils. If you write on the marbles, write backwards. Good thing about the paint, you can wash it off if you mess up; if you wash it before it dries.
If you have any more questions, let me know.
Love you!
KKS

Nicki said...

You are way more atsy-crafty than me! I am horrible! I save Emily's artsy parts of school for the weekend when my mother-in-law can do them with her. And she goes to the elem school for art. I was very happy to not have to come up with all the materials, ideas, and cleaners! lol. I have been enjoying your blog and love how much stuff you and your family do together, and you always seem to know when special events are being held, like at the museum. I would love to go to some of those things sometime.
Nicki Wilson

Kim said...

Nicki,
What you don't know is this....I don't have a choice about whether or not every one does everything....they all want to do it all! But, with the magnets I worked with one kid at a time, kicked all of the others out of the kitchen. It's WAY too stressful for this Mommy to have 5 kids painting at once. It ends up being fun for no one.
And another thing...I like your blog, too. Did you make it private? I clicked on the link from Marie's blog and it told me I wasn't invited. So....can i have an invite?

Kim

Nicki said...

Kim,
I am more than happy to get you an invite. (and other people, too) You didn't get one originally only because I don't have your email address. So, anyone who would like to read my blog only needs to share their email address with me. You can send your email to me at wilsonsrus@verizon.net I hope to hear from you soon. Nicki

Stephanie said...

One at a time?
Ha!
Not making fun of you, just find that hilarious!
Always interested in hearing that others get stressed out sometimes....

Kim said...

Steph,

Ya, i don't do this very often, but when it comes to acrylic paint on my nice table, I insist on maintaining control of the paint.....and the glue, for that matter.
Today we made snowflakes and that was a free-for-all....paper is no big deal to clean up! But I did put my foot down when Liam started running with the scissors in his mouth. There's always something to watch out for around here!
KKS