Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Millipede Madness

The other day I was cleaning the house while Milo was napping and Tilly was entertaining herself in the front garden. I peeped out the window now and then and kept seeing her busy lifting pots up, moving things around and singing to herself. After a while curiosity go the better of me and I went outside to see what she was doing.

Gathering millipedes!

Love it! Go little nature girl!

Under The Earth Art

Recently Matilda and I, inspired by the book Leaf Litter, decided to make a picture showing the different layers of soil one finds in the garden. It was a great, fast little activity. We started by going around the garden digging up bits of soil and mulch and popping it all into a tray, making sure not to mix them up. Then we glued the different types of soil onto a canvas and used old styrofoam packaging to be our worms (gotta have some creepy crawlies in there!). Lots of fun!

Autumn Art

In April we met up with our wonderful friends for our second little splinter art group. Unfortunately we don't have photos of the first activity we did that day. It was salad spinner art using food colouring. It was was a big hit (not enough paper plates!!) and produced great looking art. Will def do again and get photos then.

The other activity was also a big hit. It was a night time autumn picture. With daylight savings gone Matilda has been enjoying watching the bedtime hour getting darker and darker, and is eagerly anticipating our return to star/moon gazing before bedtime. Its not quite dark enough yet, but it is heading there. So to commemerate the darkening evening sky and the start of autumn we did a night time autumn gluing picture. I used different textures for the tree (sandpaper for the tree, felt for the leaves) and they glued glitter onto the night sky. Not only was it fun to do, but they look great too.