A while ago I was giving a lesson on social media to my home ec club. Essentially I was trying to convince a bunch of women, the ages of my mother and grandmother, the positive aspects of sites such as Facebook and Pinterest.
One of the ladies piped up and asked, "Yeah but aren't a lot of these sites nothing but big time wasters?"
I kinda felt like I was kicked in the stomach because, you know it's true, Pinterest and Facebook can suck huge spans of time out of my day. But last week I decided that I was going to spend this week applying some of my Pinterest pins....so I can make myself feel better about my growing number of boards..HA!
1. Easter we decorated eggs like Angry Birds. My boys thought this was awesome!
Yip even made a Wolverine egg. I was rooting for a Hugh Jackman egg but I'll take what I can get.
2. Melted Crayon Art
If you've been anywhere on Pinterest you've seen the melted crayon art. Yap saw it and immediately decided to try it.
We had to start with the blow dryer really close. I think a diffuser would have helped because after a while the wax started splattering off.
So then Yap moved the heat to the top and that helped a lot.
Look at that concentration!
3. Baking soda and colored vinegar
Granted, I did go through an entire box of baking soda but Yahoo enjoyed it. I just added some food coloring to vinegar and gave her a pan of baking soda and the fizzies kept her busy for 45 minutes!
oh, yum! so much better than store bought.
5. T-shirt to Tank
This will be sooo nice to wear when the temps soar above the 100's this summer.
6. Pallet furniture
Okay, I admit this project I started over a month or so ago when I found a pallet, chopped it to the size I wanted and then it's been sitting in the garage ever since waiting for legs. I didn't have a clue what to do about legs.
I have wanted a coffee table for our living room but needed one that seriously would be able to stand up to my kids. See, my hobbits don't view it as a coffee table or magazine table but rather a launch pad for their Evil Knievel exploits.
Thanks for the legs DR!
Now I have visual proof that Pinterest is NOT a waste of time but a useful resource for all aspects of my life!
(Man that sounds so much better than; Pinterest - a great place to look at people's fingernails!)