Inspired by the cover of an old Ladybird book, Z and E made caterpillars using old wooden cotton reels and a wooden ball. They are really proud of them - check out those eyelashes!
If you've got some empty cotton reels, these are super simple. We staggered the making over 3 separate days, and each stage was perfect to do between the end of school and supper time. First, they painted the reels a solid colour (mmm, can you guess who chose pink?), then the next day painted the spots and on the final day strung it all together using string and a big embroidery needle.
On other news, Z is having a birthday party at the end of this month, so I'm busy putting together his invitation and making superhero capes. Oh, and E has chickenpox but I'm finding Bach's Rescue Remedy cream a great help, as well as baths with a few heaps of Bicarbonate of Soda. Anyone else know any good tips?
And if you've popped over from Lou at Little Green Shed, hello and welcome - do stay and say hello!