Check it out! Isn't this cool?
It was really easy to do, the hardest part was choosing a picture then making a quick run to the office supply store to get the transparency.
First, a quick peek at the fun they had getting filthy at the Mud Run (it was a 1 1/2 mile course through tons of muddy obstacles and all the proceeds went to charity).
Can you believe how totally mud-covered they were by the end? They loved it though.
Okay, now on to the project. Here's what to do...
First I picked a few bottles of clear liquid hand soap or hand sanitizer and printed out some pictures of each mud-covered kid.
Next, I carefully cut out as close as I could around each kid, then took the photos to Office Depot and had them make a color transparency. (cost was about $2)
Finally, remove the label from the front of the bottle. (I left the back label in place so the picture was a little easier to see). However, if your photos are brighter than a muddy brown, you could remove the back label too.
Then I cut out each kid's picture, leaving some of the clear transparency film around it. (It's a little tough to see in the picture, but I have the image of my daughter with about an inch of clear all the way around it) Having a piece of transparency about the same size as the soap bottle makes it easier to fit it into the bottle. If you cut too close to the image, it tends to shift around too much inside the bottle.
Next, just remove the pump, roll the transparency so it fits in the opening and push it in. I then used a wooden skewer to help unroll the transparency and position it in place.
Put the pump back in and that's it!
The kids love their fun little "souvenirs" of their muddy day and it's a practical use for the photos.
I definitely plan on doing this same project again with "prettier" pictures, but we thought it was fun to tie together our super muddy images with the cleaning soap!
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