I have to admit though that I don't typically spend a lot of time in the Creative Activities building- it could be that the Things would rather ride the rides and eat than look at quilts. I did not realize until this challenge that there were so many more things you could enter into the fair than quilts, knitting and honey. There are 1309 to be exact. With those odds I knew we could find something for each of us to do.
I choose the tie dye and dye dipping category. Actually I decided on this after seeing the ad for Micheal's this week. They had a sale on t-shirts and they had a shirt in it that was done to look like a pumpkin. I knew I could do that myself. It was a pretty easy project.
I took some old t-shirts I had at home, bought black and orange dye and fabric paint. The dye even comes in bottles, with rubber bands and gloves. All you do is add water. Next I decided I need to do the starburst design. To do this you basically pull the fabric up where you want to start and put a rubber band there. You continue the rest of the way down the shirt. After your shirt is tied off you squirt on the dye. Once you have the dye on you let the shirt sit for 6- 8 hours ( according to the directions)- I should have left it over night. The black could have been darker. Rinse out the shirt, wash separately and let dry. When it is dry you can decorate the face of the pumpkin.
Thing 1 waited until the last minute to get his entry into the group this week. He chose his favorite- polymer clay. He kept telling me he was going to make something and then would find something else to do. At the last minute while talking to his dad he produced his creation- it took him less than 5 minutes to do.
|Vader VS. Winged Pork|
He has a few finishing touches to do but for the most part the clock is ready to sit on his dresser.