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We are so thankful that the weather is progressively getting better and better. We move from snow in March (let’s not think about any more of that) to a very, very, very rainy April. But that old adage is true – April showers have brought May flowers, and with them the opportunity for a lot more outside fun.
It’s been in the 80s for the last few days and according to the forecast that’s going to hold for the rest of the week, too. Some days are even supposed to peek into the 90s. But because this is Louisville, I know that we could wake up tomorrow and it’s 20 degrees out, so I wanted us to get out and have some fun in case the weatherman was wrong.
We had plans to go to a local park, but when we saw they were hosting a reunion there we decided to venture out a little further to a different one. Bubbles loved the change in plans because it felt like an adventure, going somewhere we hadn’t been before. And when her eyes lit on the huge play center in the middle of the park she was so excited.
The play center is absolutely one I would have loved to have had access to as a kid. The design is just really neat, with lots of bridges and slides and this cool wobble post bridge thing (so very technical, aren’t I?). It had so many things to do it took her a moment to decide where to start, but before it was over she had tried nearly everything.
We were all starting to look a little sweaty after awhile (yes, even Mama and Daddy did a little climbing) so we took a little break to refresh and recharge. It was nice to sit around and sip SunnyD and talk a little with the other families that had stopped in. Bubbles couldn’t sit still for too long, though, and it was off to the swings and then kite flying.
After she was finally too tired and hot to want to play anymore we headed home (with a small detour for ice cream). Thinking about all those May flowers I mentioned earlier, I thought it would be fun to reuse the bottles from our adventure. I dug through my craft supplies until I decided we’d make simple washi tape vases.
Kids Washi Tape Vases
Empty washed SunnyD bottles (we picked up a 24ct. case from Sam’s Club)
Washi Tape in various colors/prints
What I love about washi tape crafts is how simple they can be. I really let Bubbles have free reign on this, and basically just handed her the bottles and rolls of washi tape and said “go for it”.
Kids can simply wrap the washi tape around the empty bottles in whatever method they choose, and can add a few extra embellishments using markers if they want (Bubbles colored the bottom of each vase to give them a little more color).
Once I saw how much fun she was having, I decided to make a couple of washi tape vases, myself. It was so easy that the vases are definitely one of the washi tape crafts I’ll be making again soon. Once we were done with the vases, I let her fill them with some flowers she had picked out from the store on the way home from the park.
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