Then I took my sister Esther to draw the horses a few blocks from where we live. The horses left pretty much as soon as we sat down, but we drew the fences and trees anyway and waited to see if they'd come back out. But they didn't.
Later I fetched up one of my saved Pinterest projects. I decided to give origami a shot, and I liked these pretty flowers. They were a lot simpler to make than I thought they'd be! Esther joined me. We recycled the paper from the September Flavor of the Day calendars from my work. Haha.
We glued the petals together and held them in place with paper clips until they could dry.
Esther made a flower with six petals and swirled an extra piece of paper in the middle.
(Here's a picture from Sunday afternoon, when I removed my paper clips. Not bad for a first try, I suppose.)
Then we attempted origami butterflies. I think we succeeded fairly well.
I ended up making some more after the younger kids went to bed, and have like fifteen to twenty in a bag. Haha. I might make a butterfly chandelier or some wall art or something out of them some other day. Lots of cool ideas on Pinterest.