So here's Elegant's First Americans project that WE completed last night:
Unlike Graceful's project last year, we were able to complete the whole damn thing in one afternoon and evening.
Elegant painted the grass -- and added some glitter for extra sparkle -- and while the paint was drying, we worked on the rest. The teepee is bamboo skewers and a brown paper bag, which took a considerable amount of Genuine Authentic First American Hot Glue to keep it stable and in place. There was also a lot of Genuine Authentic Jen Cussing while I fumbled with the teepee supports and tried to get them to hold still, just hold still damn it.
Elegant constructed a fire, with rocks around it for safety. No, there's no meatloaf roasting on a spit.
And just for kicks, here are a couple of photos from our walk to school this morning:
It was 22 degrees and what I would call butt-cold. I know mine was.
And, again, no snickering from anyone who is either currently living with two foot snow drifts OR reading blogs by the pool.