We're wrapping up week 2 of Camp Russell, and things are running as smoothly as can be expected when your fellow camper is a 3 year old. Turns out this kid has opinions. We've been getting all buggy over here, but there was a mutiny when Elliot spotted the pirate activities over on Kids Craft Weekly. More on that next week, as we move on to Recycling. Pirates recycled, right?
So here are the highlights of our week...
Bug House #2 made from plastic juice bottle. Bug House #1 shattered all over the patio- note: Don't give a glass jar to your three year old and send them outside, even if you warn him a million times not to run with said jar. No one was hurt.
A bug collection made from a metal gift box that one of my Christmas presents came in. I originally intended to use the Martha Stewart Crafts specimen boxes, but those are a bit expensive for a three year old's craft project. Might be nice for an older kid who will really take their time with the project, resulting in a nice little piece of art. These bug images are copied from my favorite Dover Book. It is a great collection of French advertising line art, everything from strawberries to roosters. If I were going to have only one clip art book, this would be it.
And finally, I had a pleasant discovery a few days ago when I ran across the simple blinds that I originally made for the nursery when it was Elliot's room. They fit our playstand perfectly! I haven't gotten around to making any cute covers for it yet, so this will be great for now. I would love to applique some flowers or birds on it, which was my original intention when they were blinds, but we'll see. The loops along the sides will be a great way to lift the sides up if we want. Love it when things work out like this.