|We grabbed some paper and pens and did some planning. Eliana had some ideas as well.|
Since we now had our boxes, it was time to start planning the cuts on the boxes from our original drawing... you know, give or take a few details.
The next day, we took the boxes outside to spray paint them. Sadly, it took more paint than we thought it would, which required a mad dash to the local hardware store and praying that the impending rain held off just a bit longer. It did... well, sort of. It was just starting to sprinkle as the final bit of paint was being applied. After the boxes were painted, they were brought back into the living room (this time they were placed on top of our crafting tablecloth, rather than risk paint getting on our living room floor).
|The kids wearing Preston and my t-shirts, getting ready to paint some details.|
|Preston and the kids deciding how the door would open.|
|Preston inside the castle (after almost knocking it down) cutting a hole in the wall between the two boxes, so that the kids can go into the tower.|
|My littles and I with the nearly complete castle.|
*Last week I guest blogged for Hardy Girls Healthy Women as part of a series of blogs for moms sponsored by MaineGeneral Health. It's not related directly to global studies, but I feel that global knowledge and acceptance goes hand in hand with raising healthy children who will learn to see real beauty in themselves and in the world that we live in. If you missed it, you can check it out here. (And if you missed it then, maybe you haven't "liked" Mamacita Spins The Globe on facebook yet? I shared it there first.)