And it kind of exploded from there. Next came this guy (again, with Dad's help):
Then, Ella made this little guy. All by herself. I'm still amazed by it.
|Mr. Crab's side/back|
Another fun thing we started doing last month was making bracelets. Ella has trouble tying off the string, and I really didn't want Harper wrapping herself in string on this particular afternoon, so we pulled out the pipe cleaners again. And I had some horrible plastic beads I didn't know what else to do with (except throw them in the trash) in my stash, and we discovered they fit perfectly on the pipe cleaners. Voila! An activity the girls can do by themselves while I fix dinner nearby.
Ella also used them to make collars for some of her stuffed friends. We actually made more of these for Halloween and practiced patterning using just fall colors. I don't think they survived the holiday.
|Lotus & Papyrus|
I wanted to make some finger puppets with the pipe cleaners, but we haven't gotten around to that yet. I'm not holding out much hope for that one this month. Maybe we'll make Christmas ones next month.