Saturday, February 10, 2007

Pay It Forward

My sister is in a youth group at a pretty small church. There's 30 members, maybe, but only about 15 are active. Compare to the local mega-church, where the teen youth group has over 100 members.

Pay It Forward is a charity project that they had to sign up for, you could choose to do this or not.

The goal is to help a family, a person, pay forward kindness? I'm not quite sure.

Becky chose to help a family with a sick kid whose illness had caused financial difficulty, truly 'paying it forward', because that is what people have done for us.

Well, this involves money, so each person has to make a craft to sell to the congregation. I think Becky wanted to do birdhouses, yech.

Today, while I was asleep, mom and Beck decided on something different.

And here they are:

They bought these records for $1.50 each at a local antiques store today, and put them on metal bowls, then put them in the oven at 200 degrees for 5 minutes. Becky did a bit of shaping (with oven mitts on, people, she may be a teenage twit, but she knows "Fire hot!") and they froze immediately in their shapes.

More will be made, but they'll be made from cheaper records from goodwill and goodwill's bargain barn, where you can get them for 10 cents.

Aren't they awesome?

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