Friday, July 5, 2013
Can't see the orchard for the toilet rolls?
It's 6:30 am and I am woken to the call of the wild; "Mummeeee, I need to make a tree-eee". And then more ominously; "Can I look in the recycling bin?"
"Wait for me", I plead through a yawn.
As I stagger from my bed, an empty toilet roll is thrust in my face; "With THIS mummy, I want to make a tree with THIS!"
At 9am that morning we were in full swing. The house filled with coffee smells and the noisy chatter of She-Who-Worships-Pink speaking entirely in exclamation marks.
By ten we were done and this was the result. Toilet roll centers are nifty things indeed.
"You cut them out MUMMY! My fingers are getting TIRED!"
She'd even drawn Orange Dog peeing and he was glued to the bottom of a tree too. Then the whole orchard was added to our last major craft build:
The One and a Half Tissue Box House with Nespresso pod box furniture:
Tissue box house- One and a half tissue boxes and using plastic from take-out containers for window panes .
For the house interior we used half a Nespresso pod box, toothpicks, scotch tape, paper, a salt-grinder cap and a medicine bottle lid to make the coffee table.
Little Miss Pink has done a superb job designing the art-deco rug and the TV screen. :0)
Oh and one more fun thing we've done with toilet roll centres this week was for morning news at school where the topic was coral reefs:
(cop those crazy swim-fins!)