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It’s been raining every day since last Thursday. (Happy Summer!)
And every day Charlotte tells me that the song we’ve been singing hasn’t worked again. (“Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day. Charlotte and Caroline want to play!”)
Hopefully tomorrow Mother Nature will get the message.
So, after renting Despicable Me 2 (or, as Charlotte calls it, “Spit-a-cul Me.”) from the library to help pass some of the time indoors, we were inspired to make our own minions!
We just used some things I already had at home: an egg carton cut apart, some yellow paint, googly eyes, and markers. We painted the egg carton pieces first, and then waited a looooong time for them to mostly dry. All this rain is making the air nice ‘n humid, so we had to wait over 24 hours. Agony!
Then we simply glued on some googly eyes, drew on some glasses (or some scribbles, whatever), and set them up in their makeshift egg carton minion mobile.
Ready, set, play!
Besides being yellow and roundish, they really don’t look much like minions….But 4 year-olds are easy to please. And my 4 year-old had fun making and then playing with our simple rainy day craft. Win!
After a fun night of an impromptu trip to the Children’s Museum, dinner at Chik-fil-a, and a stroll through the toy aisle (just looking 🙂 ) at Target, I asked Charlotte what her favorite part of the day was as we were lying in her bed together tonight.
She surprised me with her answer, spoken without any hesitation:
“When you and daddy both came to pick me up from Katie’s [the babysitter] house.”
Awww. She is an easy one to please. Gosh, I love her!