While the eldest is at school, my 3-year old daughter chooses the subject, I do a sketch, and my daughter paints it.
This week, it’s Beenie Baby snake and little Piglet.
Since school began, my kids have been collecting brown glossy seeds from a carrot wood tree outside my son’s classroom. Each week, we’d end up with at least 3 empty food containers (pilfered from the lunchbox) filled with these seeds. We attempted turning them into beads by drilling a hole in each seed, but that failed. The soft inside is surrounded by an air space and the outside is a very thin casing. When I tried drilling, they’d simply explode. I thought we’d try the snake’s pattern with them (here mixed with a bag of miscellaneous old soup beans).
Here’s what my daughter did:
Big brother liked the snake drawing, so I did one for him too:
And his decoration (cute tree, isn’t it?):
Here’s my little piglet drawing…
and my daughter’s painting. I absolutely love her signature mark – splashing color at the bottom of the page: