I'm a little behind sometimes. As in today. I caught up on some of my favorite blogs last night and noticed a lot of Happy Earth Day themes. Oops.Â I forgot about Earth Day! Not that it doesn't matter to me, but the idea of caring for our earth and making choices with the earth and our environment in mindÂ are more important I guess than a specific day to celebrate it. However, a couple of these ideas have a nature or recycled theme to go with the day-after-earth-day. Enjoy!
Here's a tutorial on making paper in your blender by Montessori by Hand whoÂ is now blogging as Sew Liberated. Looks like a lot of work, but could be a fun project and definitely a neat end result. She also shows a hand-sewn journal made with the recycled paper.
And Three Sneaky Bugs posted about a more successful (a lot more successful) attempt at leaf rubbings with her son.Â She even includes a how-to on making a simpleÂ book out ofÂ your leaf rubbings.
And, for fun, check out Montessori Mama's post about painting with feet. Some lucky kids got to make an artful mess at her art group!
Also, I keep saying I'm going to make Maia some dress-up clothes, so I'm scouting around for ideas. Currently her idea of dress-up is to wear Harry'sÂ childhood Boston Celtics t-shirt, which is not exactly my idea of dress up. Maybe this is just the way it's going to be in our life, but I ought to at least make an effort.
So I'm planning to sew a cape (maybe like this, above) , a dressy dress, a vest, a crown (maybe an eyelet one like this), maybe a white dr. coat (she likes to play doctor), and what else? Any ideas for me? My friend Sarah was nice enough to give me some clothes that were on their way to Goodwill and I'll probablyÂ recycle themÂ for fabric for the dress-up clothes. Not sure a field bag belongs in a dress-up chest, but I definitely want to make one of Lori's recycled field bags. I can probably find some actual costumes at thrift stores, too. And after next halloween maybe I'll buy up a few for cheap.
Any other artful earth-y ideas?