Country Fair Inspiration… & a simple kid-friendly DIY!

On Saturday, Clare and I ventured out in the chilly 55 degree weather (we’re soft, we’re Californians) to check out a local country fair. We had an amazing time! Here are some photos of our little adventure, I think they are fun inspiration for a Festive Fall Party. A country spin on the hot circus theme. Crunchy green apples with caramel dipping sauce, old-time crafts like making corn-husk dolls, a donation-only bake sale (huh?), balloon animals and delicious home-made fudge. Clare especially enjoyed getting her face painted although she looks a little uncertain in the photo and doing a tile-craft courtesy of the local Home Depot. Small town community goodness at it’s best!

This kid friendly craft is so easy! Check out the DIY after the jump…

what you need:
• Markers – they used BIC Mark-It markers (I totally want a set)
• Gloss finished white (or light colored) tiles
• Polyurethane Spray

1. Let your child decorate the front of a clean, dry tile with the markers.
2. Spray Polyurethane the tile in a protected, well-ventilated area
3. Let dry briefly

If you wish to use the tiles in a place where they would get wet, as coasters etc, I would suggest a more permanent varnish but as a quick craft at a party, this would do the trick!


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