Monday, June 01, 2009
About a week ago we took a trip to a local ceramics studio for the boys to do the paint your own pottery. A picked a truck coin bank, and G picked the classic piggy.
They had a lot of fun painting the ceramics - it took a few layers to be sure that the color would be intense when fired. They carefully painted on the details, and added their names with a special 'pen'. A went brush happy with the black on the windows. Even my husband painted for a bit (while I helped the boys) - doing several layers on a coffee mug before asking me to add some details.
Yesterday we got the call that they had been fired and were ready. G loves his shiny blue & green polka dotted piggy bank. It is full already, as you can see.
A likes his truck - it is the perfect green for him, and his racing number shows up clearly! His has a bit more room for change, so he has some saving to do.
We even like the mug - although my husband wants to take it to work, and I want it for my tea. Ahem. ;)