Taking My Own Advice

When Bubs and his friend, Ben, wanted to cook up some weed paint in my kitchen, my knee-jerk reaction was to say no. And I almost did. But then I remembered that I want to say yes when possible.

I'm so glad I did. It turned out to be a wonderful little homeschool project.

Here's their process...
1. Collect weeds that leave marks on the sidewalk when you rub them there. Mash up the pieces.

2. Boil in a small amount of water, stirring frequently.

3. Use a collander to separate the chunks from the paint.

4. Paint!

Here's a sample. It turned out like watercolor paint. They made yellow out of dandelions, too which made me sneeze like a maniac...but still...

I'm glad I decided to swallow the 'no' and go for 'yes' instead.

1 comment:

  1. How fun! I'm also trying to say yes more often. It's so easy to say no to my daughter's ideas when they seem to messy, time-consuming, or whatever other excuse I make up in my head. But the thought occurred to me that if I don't spend time now doing things that she comes up with, there will be a day when she won't be asking anymore. Thanks for the reminder!