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It’s official -I have a nasty cold.  Despite eating three cloves of raw garlic yesterday in an effort to fend it off, it appears that I am both sick AND stinky.  And there are mounds and mounds of snow out the window, when some green grass could really cheer me up right now.

A spring-like art project was in order for this morning.  Since Yummy seems suspicious of my efforts to involve her in anything art-related lately, I chose to make it a mixed-media project, luring her in with a wide selection of materials and a huge piece of paper on the floor.  I drew the flower stems ahead of time to give Yummy a place to start on this enormous piece of paper.  The paper came wrapped around the shelves I recently ordered from IKEA for my craft/work room -saved for just such a project.

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We used: Mr. Sketch markers, Creamy Crayons, glitter glue, Crayola Twistables crayons, muffin cups, and green paper cut into leaf shapes.
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I love it when Yummy decides to create something that I didn’t plan for.  Below you can see the bug she drew on a flower stem, which required a big googly eye, of course.

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Here it is!  Our invitation for Spring to get moving:
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*I also included some paper doilies that Yummy had recently decorated with watercolour crayon.

It didn’t take a lot of preparation and was a lot of fun exploring and talking about a variety of materials with my girl.  She is very excited for her daddy to get home and see the “garden” in the kitchen.




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