My youngest son has been home sick all week. I was really looking forward to getting back into art when the kids went back to school after winter break. But, the little guy only made it back one day before he got strep throat and bronchitis.
In an attempt to combat cabin fever today, we heated rocks (in the oven at 200 for about 15 mins) and drew on them with crayons. All crayons are not created equally. Some melt and run and are great fun to push around. Others (Twistables) do not seem to like being melted. We managed to melt our way through at least half a dozen rocks, which he thought was a lot of fun. Other than reading, watching cartoons, and lying in bed, this was the most exciting thing this little guy has done all week.
Then I kept on going and used a heat gun to paint with melting crayons onto a paper sack. Sometimes you just HAVE to spend ten minutes being creative so you don't come unglued! I hope your week has been full of good health and lots of creativity!