Obviously I like to get creative. Like everyone, though, I have definite crafting fails. Today I am going to share my favorite (as in most dramatic) crafting blunder.
I’m a big Pinterest fan. It is the perfect place to organize and store ideas, and get new ones! Last Summer, I came across a Pin that captivated me instantly.
This was the intriguing photo:
Here is a ‘soap cloud’ and you can find the original tutorial (which is awesome) here. It looked like such a fun and easy idea, and it would occupy the kids for a while, so I knew I needed to try it out!
It started off pretty neat!
And I’m sure you can imagine the horrible smell/smoke that filled my house! I should have taken pictures of the amount of smoke there was. Actually I shouldn’t have. That would have been an even bigger fail haha. “Mom there’s a fire in the kitchen!” “Obviously! That’s why I have my camera out!”
He was all, ‘Mom, what the heck?”. Um, you’re the one wearing pink spandex, kiddo!
Yes he went through a pink spandex phase. And I let him, not to make any type of statement, but because I couldn’t bring myself to care. And I don’t have television, so I need all the entertainment I can get, right?
I do plan on attempting this neat idea again- I guess microwaving chemicals for kids can be kind of hit-or-miss. But instead of blaming the original idea-sharer for the fact that it didn’t work out, I think I will blame the fact that my soap was really, really old. And I suck at following instructions. My sister tried this and it worked great for her!
Well, I have plenty more crafting fails in my vault, so perhaps this isn’t the last you’ll see of my screw-ups! Of course you remember this beauty:
When I fail, I fail good. Bad. Whatever.
Happy Crafty Yearning and Chemical Burning!