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Oct 16, 2013

What day is it? Hump Day Silly!


What day is it? Hump Day! Well, look at us making it to Hump Day. Ha, my kids at work love to make that joke. Today I thought I'd switch things up and teach y'all how to make something. Yes, I'm still gonna claim that this is State Fair of Texas related because it was inspired by the fair.

Every year I love getting to go to the Expo sections and seeing what people have for sale. It always amazes me the things people can come up with and how much they will charge. Some of the Expos are so packed with people and sellers that you don't know what to do with yourself. Thankfully this year I was not hounded. One man even left us alone and just let us swing on his swings so our feet could catch a rest. 

Monday and Tuesday the kids were out of school for Fair Day as well as a teacher inservice day. Is that just a Texas thing? I worked the holiday care our after school program provides and the theme of the two days was the State Fair of Texas. We made crafts and ate many foods that the fair would normally provide. The kids loved it. Especially the little ones who have never been to the fair. Yesterday we decided to make homemade silly putty. It was inspired by the booths at the fair that sale their random creations. Y'all I will never forget my sister begging for this magic snake thang. My mom shelled out the $30 bucks for it, only for her to catch a case moments later when she realized she was scammed by the man who sold it to her. Now mind you my seester was happier than a pig in mud. But my Momma and her wallet were not. 

All you need is liquid starch and some liquid glue. We we used 1/4 glue and I dyed mine pink. Then we added two tablespoons of starch. We stirred real good. Once it started to become tacky we poured a little starch in our hands and than began to need the putty. The kids thought this was the coolest thing and I love getting to say I got paid to watch 'All Dogs go to Heaven', make putty, and eat mass amounts of junk food.

Does your State Fair have booth like this? If so what is your favorite? Do your kids get out of school for the fair?


  1. Yeah...they definitely don't get out for a fair. Yay silly putty!

    Tell me more about this magic snake scam...

  2. We never bought anything at the fair when I was growing up. My parents always made sure to avoid the expos for that exact reason. In fact, I didn't realize there were expos until I started going as an adult!

  3. I haven't been to a state fair since I was little so I have no idea. But I think it is great. I love that you get to do this and wish I could have been there to play with the pink putty as well.

  4. Oh, Aleshea, what great idea to do fair-themed arts and crafts with the after school kids! I love the Texas State Fair. Growing up, I always went to the West Texas State Fair in Abilene.

    I enjoyed your magic snake memory- I can just see that happy little girl and her exasperated mama! ;)

    Love, Joy

  5. I miss the State Fair of Texas! We're having our State Fair here in SC but it's nothing to the level of what we experienced there. And, yes, the kids are off today and tomorrow for teacher inservice days...how convenient, right?

  6. Our 3 year old has been to the carnival, but not the fair. Since living in the South I've realized there's quite a difference between the two.


    1. Yes ma'am there is a huge difference. Fairs are usually less expensive cause you can find free things to do.

  7. This is super cute! And, you LOVE pink! ;)

  8. You're making me so jelly with your State Fair post! I miss the SF of Texas since I've moved to LA!


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