Craftapalooza, well sorta

7.12.2006

Today I decided we needed to play hooky from all the things we were supposed to do and have a "craftapalooza". It wasn't quite as crafty as I had hoped, we didn't get around to painting, but it was still a great day.
We started the day off baking the yummiest molasses cookies (recipe here at Everyday Food)
to bring to the firefighters that led our 4th of July parade.

My creation

After that we worked on some banana bread because I had 8 frozen bananas in my freezer. It is wonderful and I have to stop myself from eating it all in one sitting. The girls especially enjoyed the mashing.



After that I brought some clothes pins to make clothes pin people. I have been seeing these on various blogs lately and thought it would be fun for the girls to do, the only links I remember and can find are here and here and The Small Object has some whimsical ones for sale. I took out a bunch of fabric, buttons, yarn and markers and oh, yeah glue, lots and lots of glue. The first half hour was spent just making fabric glue things Annie called "squishies" and Maddie just made a lovely collage.
annieglue

maddieglue

After that Annie got down to business and started making dolls. We ended up with 6 great little dolls and added a little car to boot. The car and doll contraption reminds me of game pieces in Life the game. It was a wonderful activity and the Annie can't wait to play with them.

clothespinannie

clothespinpeople

(the little guy on the right is wearing a tie-dye)

Annie wants to make them a house "out of wood". I said maybe they can move into your dollhouse, it's made of wood. "Oh, yeah, but we can make one too."

And just because I have your attention.....

We were at Chili's the other night for dinner, Annie was eating pasta and stops....

Annie- "Wait, wait, this, I know this", takes another bite, licks her lips, stares at the bowl of pasta and then "wait, this, this is from our garden, the stuff you know, in our garden."
Me- "You mean the basil?"
Annie- "Yes that."

Totally amazing.





6 comments:

Brotherhood of the Bean said...

Didn't I hear somewhere that you studied botany? Maybe you have a budding botanist on your hands!

daisies said...

its too funny what kids can pick out. I am going to try your cookie recipe with Luke on Monday, I will let you know how they turn out. Luke loves to make cookies, what 7yr old doesnt

Bella Sultane said...

It's always exciting growing herbs & vegetables at home! Thanks for the reminder to get myself that herb garden I've been thinking about for awhile now.

amy said...

Ally is wondering why she didn't make these crafts when she was at your house???????

me again. said...

This reminds me of the frozen bananas in my freezer!!!!

Courtney said...

Aren't kids just amazing? Looks like a fun day...