Its been total action stations here this weekend bordering on madness as I try and race myself to complete all the things I stupidly committed myself to doing for Jumeirahs party. Luckily for my gang, pretty much all the madness is relatively confined to my head :)
Over the weekend I:
Made poor Rosalina 4 dresses none of which fit ( stupid sewing machine, I am sure its all your fault)
started on the plaster moulds for the party
started on the fairy skirts (AGAIN SEWING MACHINE YOU ARE CRAP)
(this was actually a really dumb project which seemed like such a good idea but has really taken its toll on me and my sensitive dewing skills)
Made Ribbon twirlers on elastic
Took two hyped children to a 3d movie ( ok this part was fun except we got there an hour too early so we HAD to go for ice cream whilst I tried not to think about what I could have made in an extra hour at home)
Turned Door handles into mushrooms ( fun and easy these ones!!)
Craziness I tell you... brain truly frazzled but I have enjoyed the challenge :)
Today though, I wanted to make christmas cards with whoever was interested for our christmas card swap.
Jumeirah was keen so we decided to marble them with shaving cream.
I absolutely love the effect that this type of craft produces.
a can of shaving cream ( shaving gel wont work)
a container large enough to fit the paper in ( or paper cut small enough to fit in)
a ruler ( or a strip of stiff cardboard)
a stick,skewer, fork or something to be able to gently mix with
a spoon for smoothing out the cream
a towel ( this can be a messy activity so a towel is handy)
How to do it:
spray the shaving cream into the container and fill till the bottom is well covered.
We spread ours out to make it a smooth surface with a spoon.
place a few drops of food colouring in various spots in the shaving cream ( we used an eye dropper cos i have no control at pouring food colouring)
using a fork or skewer, gently run the ink through the cream. Dont mic it too much so you will get a great pattern
lay your paper on top and gently press down.
life up paper and place on the table
Using the ruler or cardboard, crape off excess shaving cream. ( I hold the ruler upright and run it along the paper to the end) ( excess cream can be put back into the container)
how cool does it look!