Well.. we are back with our Handprint Alphabet – we got crafty and had a go at a “B” letter.. there is the classic Butterfly (to which Red Ted shouted “No”), there are Boats (tempted to use that as S for Ship), Books and all sorts.. but when I suggested “Bee”, Red Ted said “yes Mummy, let’s do a B, it goes like this” – showing me a butterfly. I told him that that was a butterfly, would he like to do that instead? No. (UPDATE: see how complete Animal Handprint Alphabet too!)
What I really like about our Bees, is that I had a very differetn bee in mind – you know – one seen from the side, with the wings on the top and only one eye visible… well, the children wanted both eyes and a nose! And Red Ted said – you need a wing on both sides! Pip Squeak said “no wings, Mummy, it isn’t a BIRD!”. I actually think her bees are little men and should be viewed perpendicular!!!!
Here we go:
The wings are made from some tulle, left over from our no sew tutus.
Red Ted *really* wanted noses, as Pip Squeak’s Handprint Aliens had special noses and Red Ted’s didn’t!
Red Ted’s second bee picture. The green on the left is a beehive and the green on the right are fingerprint flowers!
Pip Squeak’s handprint bee.. yep.. that bead is a nose! Which makes me think we should turn the picture by 90 degrees.
More green flowers.
And then the kids got to do some “free painting”:
Red Ted’s is very precise… and the yellow and black are finger prints.
Gorgeous isn’t it? And always a great way to end a painting session.
Right.. so our next Handprint Alphabet letter will be C… what shall we do this time?!
Check out A is for Alien.