Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Today was a day full of creativity - crafts, books, cooking, writing. The boys have been really wanting to do our new seasonal crafts and change our white nature table to SPRING!
Yesterday we had painted a few eggs. We started with 2 plain wooden eggs. The boys sanded them a bit first to smooth them. They then took oil pastels and decorated and colored the wood. On top of that we used watercolors in blues, greens and golds to paint the eggs. After they dried I added a clear water based varnish.
Today was the day for our little flower people. We had wooden people pieces, tiny ceramic pots, acorn tops, felt, and some yarn and pipe cleaners. The boys really wanted to do it all, and so glued on the hats, glued on the capes (which I stitched to keep on), and helped me twist the pipe cleaners into arms to hold the pots. We even made little flowers to go in the pots.
They turned out so cute - the boys played with them in their gnome treehouse before carefully placing them on the nature table with the other things they had made.
The perfect addition to the table! As the boys get older the attention spans grow longer and on days like today their energy and enthusiasm just keeps on going!