It's pretty rewarding to do artsy craftsy things with Caroline, because she just takes the idea and zoom! Blink and you'll miss 'er! Take this afternoon, for example. We started making hedgehogs out of chocolate-scented playdough and cut-up straws (couldn't find the toothpick box). I believe googly eyes were also involved.
Five minutes into it my mom called, so I ended up chatting with her for a while. She inquired about the difference between hedgehogs and porcupines. Would you like to know? We Googled it, of course. Hedgehogs have smooth quills; porcs have barbed ones.
But anyway. As my mom and I dished about this and that, Caroline quietly worked away. She finished her hedgehogs, and then very methodically moved on to another kind of chocolate playdough sculpture. A volcano, perhaps, with straws for molten lava. Then, a little later: a 3D collage. Lump of playdough and four pompoms affixed to a brown paper shopping bag (would you call that upcycling?) with plenteous Elmer's glue.
I would love to share pictures with you, but I bear sad tidings: the camera is on the blink. Temporarily, I hope, but the only handy person in the house hasn't had the time to devote to it. This is majorly cramping my style, not to mention my progress on Project 365.
That's the bad news. The good news is that Ian was awarded a full tuition scholarship for the theater class (see previous post). Hip hip hurray for multicolored fonts!!!