Amelia's favorite center at preschool is the art area that has recyclable products and duct tape. I thought I'd share some of her favorite creations so you can see what she's been working on. This is a birthday cake with pink frosting, sprinkles (the lines and holes poked in the playdough) and lots of candles:
She worked on this one for two or three days; it's called "Downtown". Can you see the tall buildings? She also included a swimming pool, and a jar full of flowers.
This is a tree house for her toy mouse named Squeaker:
She and Ben made this boat when he was snack helper at preschool last month. Here's what she said about it: "This is a house. We put a flag in the refrigerator to make it stand up. I put some hearts on the flag. There's a shade for the person who sleeps in the bed. I put some carrots in the fridge."
One day she made a vase and a flower out of a milk jug and a partially deflated air pack:
Amelia tells me that this is the story of the Three Little Pigs. From left to right, she made the big bad wolf, the first little pig's flattened house, the second little pig's house, and the third little pig's house with a chimney and three little fabric pigs inside. She worked on this one for a few days, too. She and Megan just love the story of the Three Little Pigs!
Amelia's teacher has decided they need to take a break from the recyclable art center, and Amelia is pretty sad about it. We are still saving all kinds of interesting containers in the hopes that they will be allowed to build again in the spring. At the grocery store the other day, Amelia talked me into buying an interesting grape tomato container because she said it would be fun to build with, although she refused to eat the tomatoes!