Missouri’s largest paint-by-numbers (Oct. 16)

October 12, 2009

Tailgating at yesterday’s Rams-Vikings game was an absolute blast — I had fond memories of such Sunday mornings in the pre-kids days, but this was the first time we accepted the challenging of bringing them along, and they did us proud. M. wanted his photo taken with the craziest Vikings fans he could find — good thing for him the place was crawling with ’em! — and S. held off his nap until the start of the fourth quarter, when the game was all but over for the Rams anyway.

Football and jack-o-lantern eggs for tailgating

M. and I made up the menu together, and I have to give him credit for the best dyed egg idea I’ve seen in a long time: footballs and pumpkins. They were so cute that both boys actu ally ATE the eggs at the tailgate party. That would have never happened at home — in fact, when I tried to replicate the feat again this morning with the leftover eggs, they were like, “Don’t think so, Mom!”

It felt like a perfect way to kick off fall and officially start focusing more on indoor events, starting with a Paint-By-Numbers event I’ve written about in the past but that’s still among my favorites. The fundraiser for SCOSAG, the arts center for kids in Tower Grove Park, is Friday (Oct. 16) at Mad Art Gallery in Soulard. This year they’re shooting to make the biggest paint-by-numbers mural in Missouri. I can’t tell you what the picture will be, but you can see past murals here.

Tickets ($5 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under) can be purchased in advance at SCOSAG or Mad Art Gallery, but we’ve had good luck simply purchasing them at the door. We typically go when it opens at 6 p.m. and pack up around bedtime, when things are starting to get a little rowdier anyway.  There’s a cash bar, but snacks and live music are free with the price of admission.

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2 Responses to “Missouri’s largest paint-by-numbers (Oct. 16)”

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    Those eggs are a really cool idea!!Did you just use crayons for the faces?

  2. mom22kids Says:

    Yep, we just used crayons. And experimented to find a suitable shade of brown for the footballs.

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