Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Just another crafty morning in our house...

Caleb took a little break from our regular morning craft time over the past few weeks, and instead became passionate about his legos.  Today however, we decided to do a fall craft since I had a few new ones to try out!  A friend of mine heard my cry for help a few weeks ago and sent me the link to an awesome website called Kaboose.  They have tons of great craft ideas for kids of all ages, so we had to try one of them out!  We decided to try the fall fingerprint tree craft.  It was a great success-- Caleb loves to try anything messy, so this was right up his alley-- and the end result was pretty cute too...


To make the trunk and branches of the tree we painted Caleb's hand and forearm to make an imprint on the paper.  He could hardly believe it when I started painting his arm not the paper.  I knew a moment of panic when I got up to get a washcloth for his arm-- whenever we tell Caleb not to move (when we're grabbing something to wash his face and hands after mealtime) he has the tendency to bolt into the living room... right towards my clean couches.  I could just see brown handprints all over my white couches... thankfully, he stayed in his chair.

And here's Caleb's craft time masterpiece proudly displayed on the fridge.  He specifically asked me to send a picture of his painting to Auntie Angie and Uncle Tyler.  So here it is!


Caleb has also been wanting to show off his new toothbrush to Auntie Trisha (she's a dental assistant and is not randomly obsessed with toothbrushes in case you're wondering).  He was at the dentist for a check up a few weeks ago and scored a sweet Diego toothbrush.  Here it is Auntie Trish...



[Daily Drop Cap by Jessica Hirsche]

7 comments:

dt said...

What a great idea for a tree! Caleb, you made such a nice picture.
Grandma T

Karen said...

SO FUN! I'm definitely going to bookmark that website! :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome painting Caleb! Maybe we can paint a picture together when you come out to visit.
Love Uncle Tyler & Autie Angie

Trev and Rebekah said...

Love the tree and may just have to try that one at our house. We really should get together for a craft playdate one morning. :0)

Bonnie said...

You've got a true Picasso on your hands there! Nice work Caleb!

Lexi said...

You are so creative!! Especially with your lunch post as well!!

tan said...

Hi Elissa! You don't know me, but I'm Kirsten's cousin. I always enjoy reading your blog!! You are such a great mom and so creative. Just wanted to comment to say "hi"!!
Tanya