The third tie of the month got us in the mood for summer: A hand and foot lobster! (Too bad the weather isn't cooperating!) Yes, this craft is a little messy, but the giggles from my 1-year-old made it so worthwhile. :)
We started by moving everything to the bathroom right before bath time. I put red paint on a paper plate and gave each kid a piece of white paper. The ten-year-old had to tape two pieces of paper together in order to fit his foot and hands on it. They took turns dipping their hands and feet into the paint. As soon as they were done, they used a towel to wipe the paint off of their feet.
When the paint was dry we glued on eyes.