Today was a day for egg hunting in the rain.
And hatching all the little dinosaurs and pirates out of the eggs you collected.
And once the rain stopped, dancing barefoot in your Daddy’s hat.
Daddy might join in, too.
We painted a few real eggs, but the paper eggs we painted last week were much more fun. I need to keep reminding myself that I am a “product” artist, and for now, Griff is firmly a “process” artist. He was basically uninterested in the Perler bead dinosaur/egg melts we made that morning, which was a little disappointing, but once I got out the paints and he had an opportunity to mix colors and get into a big squooshy tactile experience, he wouldn’t stop painting til we ran out of paper eggs. Then he painted himself. 🙂
And often, the “process” stuff turns out pretty darn well.
I also made up a batch of fabric eggs to hang from some branches as a seasonal decoration. I’m sure these have been made before, but I winged the process and couldn’t find a tutorial to link to. Basically there are two layers of fabric and a layer of stiff interfacing in between. Layer three squares along with some yarn or ribbon for hanging, mark the egg shape with a template, stitch around the line with a reasonably coordinating thread, and cut out the egg shape. Particularly nice for those little scraps of fabrics you really love and can’t bear to throw away. I can see making a bunch of these for Christmas ornaments. Maybe some pumpkins and ghosts…pretty wide open.
Griff keeps hitting little milestones. He can swing on the big kid swings without help now.
And he drew his first happy face. 🙂
Also, he’s obsessed with the TARDIS without ever having seen an episode of the show. All he knows is that The Doctor lives there. 😉