Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Are We There Yet?

We have a few trips planned this summer that are fast approaching.   To keep us entertained for a marginal part of the adventure I made us a few no-batteries-required fundries (that's sundries that are fun, get it?).

Everything involves laminated paper and a simple wipe off marker!
 Magic Slates! 
 Magic slates are so fun!  Finding neat vintage ones that still work is a bit of a task and can be somewhat pricey. While these do not have the added bonus of lifting the crinkly screen to magically remove the scratched-on doodles, they are still fun to doodle on. To make these I found a few images of cute vintage Magic Slates which I printed out and then laminated.  After the road trip I think I may put a magnet on the back and place them on the fridge for writing reminders and notes on. 

An actual Etch-A-Sketch is a great item for travel since it is all self contained and hours are needed to produce something decent. I made these really to just be wipe-off blank slates for drawing on.  

Dapper Dan (aka Woolly Willie)

Dapper Dan, in his original form, is also a self contained toy but truthfully frustrating to manipulate while traveling down the road. I think this is an improvement and much easier for facial feature fashioning since it only involves drawing. 

Everything I made is just printed images that I laminated at PB's school.  If you don't have access to a laminating machine, clear contact paper could be used.  I also mounted everything on card stock prior to laminating so it would have a more substantial backing.

Here are the images that I used if you are interested in making some road trip fundries for yourself!

 The Dapper Dan has a back with "serving suggestions"!

Because we do have a few small trips impending, MHICTY will also be on vacation for a couple of weeks.  I will see you all back in the near future with adventures to report upon!

Monday, July 06, 2015

National Fried Chicken Day!

With it being National Fried Chicken Day let's celebrate with some finger lick'n goodness. 
I have a mixed piece bucket of random KFC pressure fried fun for you!
I found this really neat clip from 1963 of Colonel Sanders on the television show "What's My Line?"
In recent times, KFC has come up with some superbly funny commercials and advertising featuring SNL's Darrell Hammond.
"And if I could, I'd put chicken in the lemonade."
On the KFC website is a "Hall of Colonels" that is cute and quirky. Each colonel tells a little story/ song/interactive video game about his peculiar life. Stuff like him shooting someone and delivering babies.  You get to do these things in the video game too!

But by far my favorite Colonel Sanders-ness is this vintage picture of a little girl wearing a mask of him and hanging out with Spiderman and Batman!
Go forth and enjoy 11 secret herbs and spices!

Thursday, July 02, 2015

National UFO Day!

Today is National UFO day.
But how does one celebrate this holiday while keeping from being abducted and probed?
I have a few suggestions!

Watch a favorite UFO film.

Make your very own cow abduction center piece for your home!
(spray painted paper plates, domed lid from an Icee, a glass vase, AstroTurf samples, and an unsuspecting victim)

And for eats...
Spaghetti Monsters!
(Pasta cooked within pieces of hot dogs)

UFO ships!
(Biscuits with meatballs)

And for dessert...Donut Space Ships!
(Made from glazed donuts and holes)

See more UFO shenanigans and details on these creations from PB's recent b-day party:
In Search of... Aliens

Trust No One!