With everyone getting stuck all over the place, thanks to the Volcano in Iceland – including The Englishman, we have been looking at the sky alot – lots of blue skies and lovely fluffy clouds. Also, I had to explain to Red Ted that there were no planes flying… So out came a much loved “Busy Airport”.
Busy Airport, by Rebecca Finn is a lovely sturdy (!) board book looking at what happens at the airport – planes in the sky, luggage on the conveyor belts, people waving hello and goodbye, planes taking off! In other words: lots. What is particularly nice about this board book, that it has lots of moving things that little toddler hands can actually manage themselves – things don’t get stuck or ripped off. Actually very well made for a little one (though not 100% toddler proof, as we found out one day when he was allowed to take it into bed). Red Ted likes this one a lot!
When I told Red Ted we were doing some more painting, he immediately started shoutig “Book book”. Bless. He is really “getting” our new projects. He eagery poured over the book! Inspired by a friend of mine, who claims (!) to be not very arty, we kept this project very simple indeed – why not make some clouds in the sky with a few planes?
Materials: Blue piece of a paper, white paint, cotton wool & a peg (the peg helps a little with keeping hands clean(er)).
Materials 2: different coloured paper or card (I used some scrap ring binder deviders) to cut out planes. Some pens. Scissors.
The PLAN was to make some clouds. Let them dry and then cut out some planes for Red Ted to decorate and stick on…. You will see, that the clouds were painted enthusiastically. However, suddenly there were shouts of “Pig Pig Pig”. And the cloud painting rapidly turned into pig painting… well, this IS Red Ted’s art project, so pigs it is.
We made the clouds & pigs with paint, cotton wool and pegs – the pegs do help contain some of the mess. Once dried, I helped him with the pig outlines (which he then drew on some more) and cut out some planes for him. Which, erm, I then had to finished, as the pigs were far more interesting. All now hang from our new Art Washing line, using the lovely animal pegs we made here.
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