Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cow girls: Feelin' bovine and lookin' fine

Cow girls by Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Filling up a summer is sometimes a daunting responsibility. We started off the summer break with a week of vacation, so that was easy. Vacation Bible School and its preparations took another couple weeks. Independence Day and a few essential family birthdays kept us busy in early July. Thank goodness for Cow Appreciation Day, July 9, Chick-fil-A's celebration of its advertising work-, er, cows. Customers who showed up at their local Chick-fil-A dressed as a cow received a free meal. Cownt us in.

The girls spent a few afternoons early in the week planning their costumes. I encouraged them to use materials around the house, so they recycled t-shirts and made hand-made cow-print stencils. I purchased the spray-on fabric paint for $5 from Michael's. It was enough to paint the fronts of three-t-shirts.

We dressed up, ate our free CFA and cow-watched at the mall.

Cows and a cow. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Accessories make the cow. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Cow print t-shirt by Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Chick-fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day page includes a link for printable cow parts that really enhance a costume. With decorated t-shirts, flip-flops and printable cow parts, the girls were quite cow-vincing.

What about you? Do you celebrate Cow Appreciation Day? If you have pictures, share them at the A Cook and Her Books Facebook fan page!

Text and images copyright 2011, Lucy Mercer.

1 comment:

The Teacher Cooks said...

Your cow girls are so cute!