|Nothing chases away the crankies like some paint.|
|These birdhouses were a steal at $1. What a find! The kids even handled it fairly well that we would not be housing actual, real birds in their birdhouses.|
|It was especially fun to watch Eli paint. For the first time ever, I noticed that he had a specific plan. Eli painted the entire roof orange before moving on to the rest of the birdhouse. What fun to watch his mind work in a new way!|
|The kids were so focused on their painting that I actually did get to drink some of my coffee.|
|It was also fun to watch Eli invent this little game. He would dip his birdhouse in the paint and then stamp the tablecloth. Again, so fun to watch his mind work!|
|A cheap mantle display.|
So, don't forget to check the bargain bins at your favorite craft store for a rainy....or cranky...day activity!