So apparently, April Showers do not bring May Flowers. April Showers bring May Showers and drowned plants and mutant hostas*. It's been raining for days now and looking outside is like looking at a wet jungle. No one has mowed their lawns, no one has raked any of the leaves that are covering every surface and for sure no one has weeded their gardens which means that those little suckers are popping up through the mulch that Josh painstakingly laid down himself. The sun will have to come out sometime, I just hope it doesn't bring a crazy hot summer with it.
What? Oh, you're saying I'm not the weatherman. Yeah, I know. I also know I am not nearly skinny enough to be the weathergirl and so that is why the weather commentary ends here. But my point was that it's raining and so we can't go walking or pretend jogging** with the double stroller and so we needed an activity.
And that's why, after much deliberation, we made pinwheels, using nothing but some paper, paper fasteners, scissors and straws. And a hole puncher.
I first saw this on a very creative blog called Northern Cottage and I bookmarked it for a rainy day. I considered recreating for you, step by step, how I made these pinwheels with my girls on the living room floor but as I sat down to write out the steps, I realized that it was really already done for me - and for you.
Northern Cottage did such a fantastic job on her pinwheel tutorial that there was no where for me to go with mine but down.
These were actually so easy to make once we got the hang of it that I had to wonder: if I made enough of these guys, could I generate enough wind with them in the backyard to take us off the electrical grid and save some money each month? Something to think about.
Anyway, because I followed someone else's tutorial and didn't change it up at all, I will just share pictures of my fun, dreary-day brightening pinwheels - and then I will go have a hot chocolate, because even though it's almost the end of May, it's pretty chilly out there. I better hurry though, my girls feel asleep after trying to make those pinwheels turn. All that blowing knocked them out, but you know that never lasts as long as it should.
*mutant hostas? Yeah, one lone leaf of my carefully planted hostas has decided to grow up instead of out like all its cousins. I'll take a picture and show you if it ever stops raining.
** to get skinny enough to be a weathergirl, obviously.
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Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)