Sweet graduated kindergarten a few weeks ago (agh! where does the time go) so we are already in full swing summer mode around here. She’s the kind of kid who likes to have a good plan and loves all things arts & crafts. She always needs a “project” on the horizon and loves spending time with mom.
Years gone by, I would start to stress around this time – making long lists of all the things we wanted to accomplish and combing the web for fun activities we could all do together, but this year I’m taking a more relaxed approach.
Sweet has already made a long list of which projects she wants to do first and is reporting them to me each morning. Yesterday, she could hardly wait to make these adorable “Stone Pets” inspired by Red Ted Art‘s activity in the e-book.
First she made Teeny Tiny, a sweet little pig that could charm even the angriest of birds …
Then Cha Cha Cha Cha, a vivacious bunny with a penchant for all things sparkly and fun.
Froggy, a small frog from a big, big pond
and Foxso, the rabbit who thinks he’s a fox.
To make these, we selected some flat rocks with an interesting shape from our rock garden.
I supplied her with shiny stickers, googly eyes, glue dots and a bottle of glue, felt, markers and scissors and let her imagination do the rest. I love how these turned out and she does too.
Next on our agenda, we’re making homes and accessories for our beloved “pet” rocks … stay tuned till the next episode.
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