Shhh, Joe, don't crow... "Yon light is not day-light, I know it, I..."
cue gratuitous Rooster pic:
I've done it again - but somehow, after staying up till 3am talking to Yeti and then trying to check email and blogs in between feeding Munchkin every other hour, and knowing that Wombat is going to wake up before 7am it just seems easier not to sleep at all :P
Last week's project was orange. I started with this sun idea from No Time for Flash Cards. (Since it's summer here, it's actually seasonally appropriate for us, which is a relief from all the snow projects.)
First, I traced Wombat's hand as many times as I could fit on a piece of orange construction paper. While I was cutting them out, I gave him all his orange markers, pencils and crayons and asked him to colour in the plate until there was no white showing.
When he got bored with that I gave him a piece of white paper so he could 'draw a picture' with the same orange colours. Then together we cut & ripped the leftover orange paper into small pieces and searched through a newspaper for orange.
We I glued these pieces randomly onto another piece of white paper.
About this stage he got bored and wandered off to annoy Daddy, so I finished by tracing one of the orange handprints I'd already cut out onto the two decorated white sheets, cut out more handprints and glued them around the outside of the plate. When Wombat came back, I asked him to help me glue and sprinkle glitter on the plate.
We added a string, I took down our curly decoration and packed it away with the Christmas stuff, and we hung the orange sun in its place.
This is the back (and our overcrowded play area) - I had an orange handprint leftover, so I wrote Wombat's name and the date on it.
It's actually very bright and cheery - looks much better in person than it does in the pictures.
Wombat is hassling me to get him dressed and start the day, so I will let the wrapping paper project tell it's own story in pictures...
Now I'd better hurry up and think of something 'square' to do today!