One of the Fly Lady's tips sounds something like this, "When you tackle an area you want to clean, only take out what you can put away in 15 minutes." Or something like that. It's a great strategy because 15 minutes is really about the longest my little ones can tolerate not having my undivided attention. So, I was tackling my bottom drawer and came across this "stuff" that I was saving for a "project." It was green tissue paper and plastic from a bunch of tulips Mike gave me and some purple tissue paper. I gave it to Amanda to play with since I planned to just throw it out anyways. She joyfully began ripping it into little pieces. When I finished the drawer, I decided we would do a project "right now!"
I poured the rest of a mostly empty bottle of glue into a little mug and thinned it with water. I spread out the piece of plastic and placed the mug in the middle. Then I gave Amanda paint brushes and let her start painting. Meanwhile I continued to tear the tissue paper and stick it onto the glue.
I don't know why I never thought of painting with glue before. It's brilliant! All the fun of painting with no worries of wrecked clothing. When we finished covering all the empty spots with paper, we brushed a thin coat of paint over the top to smooth all the edges.
Then I taped the creation in our living room window and we've been enjoying the beauty ever since. It's particularly stunning in the morning sun.
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