What really happened on that Pinterest day

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We had big plans yesterday when we were stuck in the house all day because of the ridiculously freezing cold weather.

Do you want to know what really happened?

We started out with the salt painting.

Who thought of this anyway? I don’t think it was a mother because no normal sane mother would have invented the idea of crafting with salt. Salt is messy. Salt sticks to everything. Kids (at least my kids) want to eat all the salt (gross). Salt gets on the floor and then you walk on the salt and track it everywhere and no matter what cannot get it off your feet!!

AAAHHHH, I hate salt!

Anyway the kids thought it was fun because when you drop the paint on the salt it kind of grows.  I didn’t get a picture of the finished project but here they are dumping salt all over tarnation their glue.



We finished that craft and then I got all crazy and dumped the leftover salt in a pan and added a bunch of baking soda. I then got out the vinegar and the kids dropped paint in to the pan and it got all fuzzy. I’m not sure if I really needed vinegar, I’m a homeschooler drop-out remember, but it didn’t matter, the kids thought it was A. MAZING!

I then decided to do something that was not on our Pinterest To Do List. I’m not sure why, because I put the things on that list because they seemed to be the least messy. But no, I couldn’t stick with the least messy things, we had to get all wild and not only make stuff with salt, but we had to make stuff with sugar too!

I did see this on Pinterest but I decided it was silly to make edible glitter (colored sugar) when I have an entire tote full of decorations and sprinkles in the cupboard.  But then something took over my brain and I decided it would be fun to make our own.

1/2 cup of sugar + 1 tsp food coloring = edible glitter. We were supposed to cook it at 350 for 10 minutes but we were putting it on cookies and cooking the cookies so I thought it was a little overkill to cook it twice.  But what do I know? I’m just a mom who lets their kids play with salt and sugar on the same day.

(If you remember we were supposed to make some fancy fruit/cream cheese snacks. Ya sure, whatever. Slice and bake cookies will do just fine, thank you very much!)




Yahoo for sugar and colored fingers, lips and tongues!

The kids washed up and I sent them to play in their rooms so I could attempt to make my way through the disaster of our kitchen.

For lunch the kids got colored noodles, just like we had planned. Except they weren’t as pretty as the picture. They were gross looking, especially the red ones. “Ooo bleed!” says Caleb. (Still working on the whole blood vs bleed thing.) 

I wasn’t about to touch the gross colored noodles so I made myself a healthy lunch.

(That statement is wrong on so many levels.)

Yummy toasted garlic bread, with sautéed brussel sprouts and tomatoes and a little cheese. Sorry Laenie and Christa, I had no bacon and I felt horrible about it the entire time! But it still was super duper yummy!


We then ate some of our cookies and I was exhausted.  We had made one thing off our list, and two other partial things. It was only 1:00 and I was ready to call it a day!

So we camped out on the couch and watched cartoons, or attempted to camp out because Angel was in a tickle her brother kind of frame of mind.




I do declare, it was a very good day!



One thought on “What really happened on that Pinterest day

    Kandi said:
    February 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Sounds FUN! I only let the girls use glitter with the paper IN the cookie sheet. That way I can shake out the paper and leave all the mess behind in the pan. That’s how we do playdough too. I could never be a crazy mom like you doing salt AND sugar in one day!!! 🙂

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