Kid Art

Weather Day

I had my April Date to Create with Helen and Margo on Saturday. It was a day exploring about weather. And a great day it was! We had real Spring weather to get outside and enjoy.

We made weather wheels that could be turned each day to reflect what the outside day was showing. I gave them the option of drawing the different pictures for them or they could do it themselves and/or copy mine. They had their own ideas about what rainy, sunny, windy, snowy and cloudy looked like. For Margo, that meant pink rain, pink snow and a rainbow sun.

I lucked out with a breezy day, so we were able to go out in the field to fly kites. When Grammy was tired of running from kite to kite to help keep them in the air, we moved to the garden. Helen enjoyed digging up worms (in her dress, of course). She wouldn’t touch them, but Margo sure would…and would have taken them all home if I had let her. I explained that I needed them in the garden, so she created new homes for them in the soil, then watered them. She did manage to capture a Rolly Polly bug, named it Daisy, and put it in a container with dried leaves. Lucky for Mom and Dad, it was left at my house for me to bugsit.

When we were inside that had fun playing with the doll house. Helen decided to have an Easter Egg Hunt for the dolls. She took the eggs from the hen’s nests and hid them throughout the house for them to find.

We had a wonderful time! In May, we will enjoy exploring the universe in a flying saucer! Can’t wait!

Opening Night!

Yesterday Margo and I finished up the props for our opening play in the puppet theater. She did a wonderful job painting the butterfly for the finale! I could see the pride in her eyes when we glued the wings onto her butterfly puppet.

We did a screening of our show for Papa yesterday and Margo got a standing ovation! One more practice run this morning and we will be ready for our premiere for Mom and Dad and sister Helen. Margo does feel we need popcorn 🍿 for the viewers…and for her when we are done. It was very important to her that she wrote her own name on the marquee for the show. When she finished, she said “My S looks like a three…but that’s okay, because that is how old I am!” 😂 Break a leg Margo!❤️❤️❤️

I had a wonderful day with Margo yesterday. We were worn out by the end of the day and bedtime came early for both of us. She completed her fairy garden and played with the doll house in between puppet show practice and painting props. I was right about her approach to the fairy garden….first thing she did was mixed all of the colored rice into “rainbow rice”. Love that little girl!

Puppet Theater

Coming up in March, the Date to Create with Helen and Margo is called “Show Time!” Each girl will practice and perform a puppet show for her family. I’m on the search for simple scripts and DIY puppets to make for their shows.

This refrigerator box is being transformed into a Puppet Theater extraordinaire, fitting for their best performance. My husband always tells me, “Having the best tools, turns out the best results”. My hope is, that this theater will be used for many hours of creative story telling in the coming years.

I love turning trash into treasure, so I’m using only materials I have on hand and a bit of creative thinking.

At the moment, I am having an artist’s block. Not quite sure how to go about decorating it beyond this point. I want it to be retro and whimsical…..