Our Thursday craft was based on Eric Carle's famous book Brown Bear. We found this craft which was fantastic all around.
We printed out the characters at 30%, the kids colored them, Jude cut them out (roughly), then I cut out the details. They really had a blast making them.
Then we turned the kids' kitchen into a puppet theater and they put on a puppet show.
It was so, so precious. Jude started, "Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to welcome you to our production of Brown Bear."
I'll tell you a little something about Brown Bear that may change the way you read it forever. I'm kind of kidding, and kind of serious. My friends Larry and Heather read (well, actually sing) this book to the tune of the Oompa Loompa song. Ever since Jude was a baby, this is the only way he's heard it done. I'm not sure he even knows that it's supposed to be read and not sung.
Indigo entertaining Evie at the big performance.
Today we bid adieu to our Eric Carle theme and did a craft from this book that I just ordered.
The craft the kids chose was to make a tea set from salt dough.
I haven't had a lot of sucess with salt doughs in the past, but the recipe in the book was great. The kids made it mostly by themselves.
Mixing (and being silly!)
I had to make the tea set (other than the saucers), but the kids loved playing with the dough.
Ready for the oven.
Evie was kickin' it in the backpack while we did our crafts and we all rocked out to Pandora.
Tomorrow we'll paint the set!