Friday, March 9, 2012

A Festival of Colors...

...Mostly on our pants. We celebrated Holi this week. Holi is a Hindu festival, celebrated by flinging lots of brightly colored powders all over your friends. Mom has always loved the pictures of the celebrants and decided this was right up our alley. And because she is an equal opportunity partier, she shoe-horned some early Easter fun too...

Awesome idea, Mom.

First things first, we liberated the eggs.

We're all about dumping.

The aftermath...

This was so much fun that we did it again the next day. We obviously couldn't get any authentic Holi powders and the recipes I found for making them at home were pretty time intensive. We might do that next time, but as usual, this time Mom had to be resourceful. The first day, we used some materials we happened to have. Turmeric worked brilliantly for gold. The unsatisfyingly grayish blue was made mixing food coloring and flour. Green and red were powdered jello, which were too pale, although they did smell interesting. On day two, we hit a winner: grated sidewalk chalk.

Sometimes, Mom is brilliant. Special thanks to GM Kaki for the grater:


We borrowed an idea from another blog Mom's been following, called, Play Create Explore. Jessie has some really amazing ideas for toddler crafts! We took some regular old contact paper and taped it sticky side up to our tarp.


As usual, the feet must be involved.

A lot.

As you might notice in the video, he was having a hard time opening the smaller eggs. He started handing them to Mom to open, who would carefully hand them back for inspection.

Whereupon he dumped it in his face...
this is why Mom prefers non-toxic chalk

Yes, the contact paper footprints stick to glass! Here are instructions if anyone wants to try it:

1 comment:

  1. How fun! Thanks for the linky love :) I love the idea of grated chalk on contact paper!