About 10 days ago MacGregor came home from school and saw Ainsley painting. She was painting big wooden letters pink that we have of Piper's name (for her wall). She was almost done the last letter when MacGregor asked if he could finish painting it. I answered "NO" that it was Ainsley's project but that since I know he likes to paint I would look for something at the craft store for him to paint. The next day I went to AC Moore to find paint and cement for Chase's model car that we are trying to work on as a family. While I was there I saw these wooden masquerade masks, but I thought since they were mounted on a stick that we could paint them and put them in our front garden.
So when the boys came home from school, Ainsley, MacGregor, Chase and their friend Vic all painted a mask. They all had a lot of fun and really enjoyed being creative. I felt good too because I am not usually the crafty mom. I'll have to look for more opportunities!
They look really pretty in the garden, especially Chase's pumpkin. He used an orange glitter paint on his and it really catches the sun and sparkles. Ainsley did the bat, MacGregor the witch and Vic the ghost.