Friday, March 2, 2012

Dr. Seuss a la Eric Carle

In honor of one of the world's most famous children's book authors, we started our day off on the right foot with green eggs and ham. I wasn't as creative as many of the others moms and teachers out there who actually took the time to make deviled eggs with green filling or fancy little candies that look like green eggs and ham...and definitely not those intricately iced cookies that are simply too gorgeous to eat...nope, I just dropped several drops of green food coloring into our scrambled eggs:) But the girls were thrilled...though Bee did give me several suspicious stares before she actually took a bite!

But then the fun really began! I'm not sure how it ever occured to me to combine the collage style of Eric Carle with the funky landscapes of Dr. Seuss, but alas it did and I had to suffer the consequences:)

An hour of painting patterns on paper...

A floor covered in wet paint all through the middle of the day...try keeping little fingers out of that!

A foray into the scenes of various Seuss books for ideas for horizon lines, trees, grass clumps, etc.

And then a pain-staking session of helping little hands to cut out all the fancy little shapes she had designed...

But, I think the results were worth it...

Don't you???

This "Seuss inspired landscape," as Belle describes it, is bound for the girls' bathroom wall. It was pointed out to me that there are no "decorations" in that room. And that, my friends, is completely unacceptable in Belle's world:)

I hope you have had a chance to celebrate the contributions of Dr. Seuss at some point in your day! Where would the world be without , in the words of Bee, "the Hat Cat?"

1 comment:

  1. That is a wonderful picture. And the "decorator" in your house would notice there is nothing on the walls in that room. Love TT and Nana