It’s easy and fun and a good excuse to go play in the rain! Challenge yourself to see if you can make your rain art look like something you want to see in your spring garden!
(You know if you live somewhere where it happens to be hot you could do the same thing but throw on a bathing suit instead and ask a friend to spray a hose right above you!)
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Earlier this week I made a fast and easy tablescape using cinder blocks as the base for floral arrangements. Today on the blog, I thought I would include the fast instructions and a few photos to show how the finished product came to life!
Next, I removed the duct tape and allowed the blocks to dry. In the hot Southern California sun, this took about half an hour. But if where you are it's less warm, please wait about one hour before you begin planting to ensure the paint is dry. Also, acrylic paint will work great if you don't have spray paint handy.
Now for the best part. Place the dried blocks on your party table. Next, I used potted landscaping florals to gently place in to the center of the cinder blocks. I didn't even replant them! To keep your fantastic table cloths clean, I might suggest you place some landscape fabric or even a piece of plastic underneath the flowers before placing them in the blocks. I made a fantastic video giving step by step instructions - you can watch it here: Patriotic Cinder Block Tablescape - FACEBOOK
The goal of this project is to get dirty and have fun while waiting for your plants to grow! Every time you water your plants the soil they are growing in turns to mud! Woohoo! I LOVE MUD! There is so much you can do with it. Grab a scoop of it in your hands and enjoy the feeling of it squishing through your fingers! I promise it'll make you giggle. Once you're done with that grab the following items and ....drum roll please...prepare to become an amazing mud artist.
Now, stir up the mud in the bucket to create your paint. See what happens when you add more water to the soil? What happens when you add more dirt? This is a great time to learn a bit about consistency.
Once you have the mixture to where you like it, grab a leaf or stick and start to draw. Create pictures of whatever comes to mind. Cover leaves in mud and press them onto the paper to make animal ears or try to write your name with different looking letters! The only rule is to have fun and get your hands dirty!
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