Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CSSBS&SSSS*: Day Three

* Camp Stimey Spring Break Sensory & Social Skills Special Session

Ah, Day Three of Spring Break! Unless my memory is faulty, Day Three is traditionally All About Squooshy Art and Playdate Day.

You know me, always traditional. So I made sure to sandwich our squooshy art time in between our playdate and our sleepover. I also wedged in some heavy duty basement-playroom cleaning time, but that's not fun at all, so I'm not going to talk about that.

I'm sure that of all the words I've used thus far in this post, "squooshy art" is probably the most interesting to you. Let me be a little more clear. Last year, Sam and I made a Peeps diorama with a friend, having been inspired by the Washington Post's Peeps diorama contest.

This year I was inspired to lead a Peeps diorama art day by the Peeps rabbit we blew up in the microwave last year. More specifically, I made a diorama of The Blob.

Those poor sons of bitches. They never saw it coming.

Oh, right, and my kids made some too. Sam was the only one who didn't annihilate any Peeps to make his diorama. He made a sweet little castle scene featuring the Rainbow Fairies and some of their friends.

Quinn was perhaps the most destructive of them all. And the most abstract. I'm not quite sure what he was going for here, but I think he accomplished it.

I call it "Guernica."

With a touch of "Silence of the Lambs" thrown in.

Jack made a somewhat confusing Super Mario Bros. Wii background diorama with an impaled Peep sitting in front. As with Quinn, I'm sure it means something. I'm just not sure what.

I think his maniacal face sort of explains a lot though.

I think you might know that these finished (and oh, so polished, if I do say so myself) works of (yes, I'm going to call it) art don't tell the whole story. The real story here was the experimenting part of the process. And here is where the "squooshy" comes in.

I present to you: Our Victim:

Don't worry about the bits of blobular Peep left on the plate, little guy.

This is what happens after you nuke a Peep for 20 or so seconds.

And this is what happens after you put him BACK in the microwave for another 20 seconds.
He'll smell bad too.

Then this is what happens when you let him sit on a plate for about an hour.

Thus concludes the Squooshy (and then Flat and Hard) Art portion of Day Three.

Coming Tomorrow: Try to Make Jack and His Equally Socially Uninterested Playdate Interact With Each Other Day!


  1. WHOA! I wish I hadn't eaten all our peeps.

  2. Ohmigosh, what is IN those things? I probably don't want to know, just count my blessing we don't have them here (yet...). Marshmallow eggs will be squooshy enough for my munchkins.
    When is Camp Stimey going to the zoo? 'Cos they (Smithsonian National Zoo) just got a baby kiwi! And you don't see one of those every day, for sure. Then again, you can probably get just as good a view at home from the webcam. But a zoo visit is always fun.

  3. I am just about to eat a pink bunny peep. Yum/ick at the same time.

  4. This is hilarious. Considering I really dislike any marshmallows in all forms (EXCEPT Smores) I love that you all tortured the bunnies into submission. I especially love the blown up bunny science experiment!

    I can't wait for our adventure on Friday. This outta be good!

  5. Well i have learnt something knew today!!! And made me laugh. Great art work :)

  6. I am dying over here! And I needed cheering up after unsuccessfully resuscitating an infant squirrel that our dog tried to befriend...

    "We'll just put him in this box until his mama comes to bring him back to her nest...No, we can't keep him because we don't have any squirrel milk..."

    And right before Easter, too...

    (He looked kinda like your baby bunnies...that might be why it was so hard for me...)

  7. I am totally coming for CSSBS&SSSS Day Three next year! I'll even clean your microwave when we're done!

  8. I love peeps. Never microwaved one though. Some serious artistic talent residing at your house y'know.

  9. Rainbow fairies - I don't THINK so. Unless rainbow fairies are peeps with toothpicks in them?

  10. Wait- Peeps with many toothpicks, and small children with missing teeth?
    Seems like spring is here.
    That, or Snowmaggedon has completely changed our lives going forward.

  11. Guernica- HA! That totally cracked me up!


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