|My Goodwill arty finds, both books were 99 cents and gave me lots of inspiration, as well as Pinterest =)|
Last week, my kids and I hosted a playdate in our backyard. Thankfully the day was cloudy, so we didn't pass out from the heat. I specifically wanted this event to be outside because I wanted the kids to get really MESSY and to have fun! We had around 10 kids total (including babies) and I think everyone went home happy! I used so many of my thrifted items from Goodwill San Antonio for the playdate, and I wanted to share them with you here.
The first activity I set up was a wheel painting station. I used the $1.99 finger paint set from Goodwill and some random play cars. I made sure the wheels had extra interesting patterns on them so their tracks would stand out in the paint.
The second station was a scribble table, I just taped the paper (I got a huge roll at a hardware store) to the table and put markers and wet chalk...it was amazing that the kids knew just what to do! I actually did a bit of drawing myself while I was chatting with the other Moms.
The last station I had set up was a spray paint station, I put diluted liquid watercolors in spray bottles, secured the paper onto my Melissa and Doug easel from Goodwill (It was $9.99!!! What a deal!) and let the kids spray away. White paper would have been ideal here, but the kids loved the station! They were actually quite happy to spray on the brown paper with water once we ran out of watercolors.