Saturday, September 22, 2012
I'm on Jan Brett's mailing list. Every-so-often I get a newsletter talking about her upcoming books and where she'll be doing book signings. There's a new book coming out called Mossy and on the back of the newsletter there was a turtle with garden accessories. Kelsey and I cut them out and left them for Sydney to glue on.
In Kindergarten, they read The Rainbow Fish and decorated a fish. Sydney wanted to make one, too so I had to work my magic and come up with a similar one. They colored them with crayons and added stickers. Kelsey did some extra trimming with her scissors.
Empty formula cans were transformed into drums. I cut easel paper to fit around the can. The girls decorated with stickers. We taped it down to the can, added pony beads inside, then hot glued the lids on (Kelsey insisted on ribbon for around her neck so I poked holes in the sides and thread a ribbon through before gluing on the lid.). Finally, they used permanent markers to decorate the lids. Chopsticks make ideal drumsticks!