IT'S FRIDAY!!! FINE MOTOR FRIDAY!!!!!
Welcome back to the continuing series!
Today's post starts with a glorious piece of "trash."
My sweetie brought home this Cadbury treasure after the Easter holiday season, finding it's choco-goodness in the mark-down bin at his favorite coffee haunt.
It took us a while to polish off the goodies.
He actually had the container hidden from me all week --
doling out treats for good behavior.
Eventually he put the container into the recycle bin.
That's when I finally discovered it!!!
LUV'd the color!! LUV'd the size!! LUV LUV LUV the potential!!!
I went hopping to my 'studio' in search of doo-dads that would nestle happily into the miniature, bright-purple tray.
It just so-happened that I had a couple of baggies of hand crocheted buttons
-- in two colors -- from some yard sale along the way.
Then I went searching for containers to display the buttons: IKEA bowls from the kitchen!!! PERFECT!!
I cut up a dollar store green placemat to fit inside a bright box lid.
A simple spoon can scoop up the buttons, deposit them and then retrieve them again to be placed back in their color-matched bowls.
Just in case you don't have baggies filled with crocheted buttons........
The whole concept works equally well with garden variety PomPoms!
This time I'm using a 'jumbo-sized' straw folded in half as 'tweezers' to manipulate the fluffs.
Of course Iyou know I prefer the razzle-dazzle shiny PomPoms!
LUV LUV LUV getting to spend the day in kindergarten!!
This was umpteenth return visit to Scioto Darby Elementary!!
When I arrived the students were engaged in writing and illustrating their own picture books. They were SO excited to share their work with a 'real' picture book illustrator!
How awesome to have the same rhyme from the children's journals also hand-written by the teacher!
I LUV a building that features children's handwritten work!
This writing was GIANT sized on the bulletin board in the hallway.
Here's some insight into the minds of the second graders.
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-- Debbie --
I am hosting a give-away of a set of all three of my picture books to a lucky winner.
So far there are 30 entries -- so the odds are in your favor.
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