|Name blacked out to protect Little's anonymity!|
Little has just turned one so we are planning a small birthday party for her. The theme is The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Poppet and I recently spent an afternoon making the invitations. I had looked on Pinterest for some inspiration and some of the offerings were seriously impressive! Ours, not so much, but they were easy and quick to make so I think I get bonus points.
So this is what we did:
I traced the leaf from the back page of the book and made a template from it - I then used this to cut out as many leaves as I needed from some green card (and some construction paper when I ran out of card).
We used a hole punch (it was a double punch but we angled it so it only did one hole at a time) to punch out a few holes along an edge of each leaf. Poppet's favourite activity ever. I positioned the leaf, she pressed down (very hard!) to punch it. And was very proud of herself.
The intention was to decorate the leaves with the sponges and paint to recreate the distinctive artwork that appears in the book - kind of splotchy (proper artistic term).
This didn't appeal to Poppet, however, who was most unimpressed with the style of painting when I demonstrated on one leaf. She immediately took over, saying "I clean it!" and scrubbed furiously with the sponge until the entire leaf was uniform, plain, green. A couple of leaves that I did managed to escape without her 'improvements', but the majority were 'cleaned'.
|Poppet 'cleaning' my Eric Carle art attempts|
She's a very particular little Poppet.
Poppet: 2yrs 8 mos