Last weekend was spent getting school supplies and haircuts and getting the wild boys in educating shape. New polo shirts, because Son One demolishes his during the school year, and because Son Two has been able to frolic in secondhand superhero duds up to now. Tons of school supplies, because I love them, and because the oldest took advantage of that feeling to get some free stuff. I knew it, though. You can never have enough novelty erasers. Bring on the school year!
I think Son One is ready, since he’s constructed a little lab on our front steps to observe dried leaves and pulled-up leaves. One of the sticks he found, in addition to being a mean sword, also reminded me of the Harry Potter style wands we made at SmArt last year. We both found sticks and headed for the air conditioning.
My oldest decided his stick was wand-ish enough already, but I layered hot glue on mine and let it dry for a few minutes. I dug a cereal box out of the recycling and poked a hole just big enough for the stick to fit into. This kept it aloft to dry.
Then a coat of acrylic in “Worn Penny” before heading out to shop, and a brush of (fabric!) paint in “Shiny Evergreen” to bring out the tendrils of hot glue. It’s just that simple, and it would be perfect for an October afternoon spent channelling the Halloween spirit.
Harry Potter is good stuff for all ages! From “Me and My Merbaby:”