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Rainbows Hanging in the Wind

February 6, 2013

You may have noticed I’ve been absent for several weeks. I’m so sorry, my friends. I was SICK! So sick! I got hit with the flu that’s been sweeping the nation, which then turned into a sinus infection and utter exhaustion. Finally after two weeks, I’m feeling somewhat normal. I’m still physically very tired and cannot do much. But I’m trying to rejoin the Land of the Living.

So the subject of this post — Rainbow Windcatchers — is a craft I did with Sophie that makes me happy when I see it hanging in my family room. We made rainbow windcatchers, inspired by Meg at Whatever. This project was so fun, colorful, and creative.

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Here’s what you need: paper plates, rainbow paint and paint brushes, streamers, and some string. Essentially you cut the paper plate in half and paint a rainbow on both sides. Then set the plate aside and let it dry.

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Once the two rainbow slices are dry, glue the pieces of streamers to the inside and staple the rainbow halves together. You can match up the corresponding rainbow colors, or not — it’s up to you. Then punch a hole at the top to hold the string. Isn’t it pretty?!

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. February 6, 2013 4:05 am

    Glad you’re on the mend. Always love these craft projects- good ideas for me to do with the grandkids now. And Sophie looks so grown up!

  2. February 6, 2013 6:04 am

    That’s one of the prettiest rainbows I’ve ever seen. And what a lovely artist you have. 🙂
    I’m sorry you’ve been sick. I’m thankful you’re better. I hope you’ll be back to your perky self soon.

  3. February 6, 2013 7:39 am

    This cold/flu season has been horrible! I’m so glad you’re feeling better. Love the photos of your latest project. What a bright start to my morning.

  4. karol singer permalink
    February 6, 2013 9:51 am

    Nothing like a rainbow to brighten your day! I used to make these with my kindergartners and hang them from the ceiling of our room. So glad you’re up and on the mend, Boo. Altho I talk to you like every other day, I’ve missed your wonderful blog 🙂

  5. Emily Jennewein permalink
    February 6, 2013 1:36 pm

    I’m glad you’re feeling better, Leah! We’ve all missed you lately. Will you be having a flu shot next year?

  6. Elaine Lenfest permalink
    February 6, 2013 3:19 pm

    Glad you are feeling better and hope that you improve more each day!

  7. February 6, 2013 4:36 pm

    Sorry to hear you were so ill, Leah, and glad to hear it’s almost over. Your and Sophie’s rainbows are colorful and beautiful!

  8. February 7, 2013 1:43 am

    Wow just the thing to brighten up winter blues, hope you all are on the mend.

  9. February 10, 2013 11:38 am

    I’m so sorry you’ve been sick, Leah. Hope you get to feeling better soon! This project looks like a keeper for us one day!

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