How Pinteresting: I SPY

One ‘pin’ a week; that is the goal. Nothing too fancy, nothing too far-fetched; just a good opportunity to finally test out a few of those Pinterest ideas and see which ones really work! Join along and chime in; let us know which projects you’ve been working on and how they’ve turned out!

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Summer_PinterestWe like spy movies. There is something intriguing about being part of an organization secretly trying to save the world. There are high-tech gadgets, cool cars, and exotic locations to visit.

This week, our ‘pin’ has us putting our spy skills to work and having some fun along the way!

I found this exciting ‘pin’ on Pinterest a few years back, but, until this week, had never put it to the test. It was high time to dust off the concept and put this baby to the test. Let’s go!

I SPY

Click on the picture above to access the original ‘pin’.

First off, let me just say, THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN!!! I am sorry I didn’t do this much sooner; we have truly been missing out. This was exciting for all of us, Pop included.

With that said, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when creating this ‘pin’.

String – While the picture shows red yarn; this can be quite expensive and be hard to tape down. I highly recommend purchasing large spools of crochet thread instead. The price is great, you get much more thread than you would yarn, and it tapes down much easier.

Tape – Buy yourself a decent adhesive. Painters tape might do the trick (as is shown in the picture). I do not recommend using Scotch tape for this project.

Location, Location, Location – Try to find a spot that isn’t too wide and has plenty of places to tie or wind your string. The more places you can tie or wind, the less taping you will have to do. Also, it helps if you pick an out-of-the-way spot. We did this down our hallway, which was fun for the project, but ended up preventing any of us from simply walking to the kitchen. (laughing) In the future, I will do this in a different spot.

Up High, Down Low – Having kids of various ages, we needed to make sure our string covered both the floor area and up to our heads. We didn’t want anyone slipping under the string on a belly crawl or the older ones simply stepping over everything.

Have Fun – Part of the fun in this activity, is testing out balance and coordination. However, this is not a test or a competitive race! This is just an opportunity to do something different and have a good time.

Don’t be afraid to join the fun yourself! Both my husband and I completed ‘the course’ before the kids did. It was a lot of fun and definitely a challenge. It gave us a few ideas for when we do this next time because I am thinking they kids will definitely want to do this again.

Time to Chime In: Did you complete the ‘pin’? We’d love to see pictures via email or just a comment letting us know how you enjoyed it!

Care to participate in next week’s Pinteresting projects? (There’s more than one!) Take a look at THESE links to get a head start on next week’s ‘pins’!

Pretty Princess
Suncatcher
Melted Beads

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