Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Making Stuff.

You may remember this post from all the way back in 2009. Or like me, you may not, hence the creation of this blog to record these things. Anyway, I decided to finally invest in the Usbourne Art Treasury, knowing that Sienna just loves to get her art on. Yesterday we got to work on one of the activities.
Inspired by Alberto Giacometti's 'City Square', the activity immediately caught her eye because it required the construction a wee dog. After a quick dash to the shops for pipe cleaners, we got to work. It was harder than it looked, and much of the time I was the one who wrapped the tin foil around the figures, while Sienna sat next to me and created pictures with the excess pipe cleaners. In the end, this is what we had.

The Word Party

Loving words clutch crimson roses,
Rude words sniff and pick their noses,
Sly words come dressed as foxes,
Short words stand on cardboard boxes,
Common words tell jokes and gabble,
Complicated words play Scrabble,
Swear words stamp around and shout,
Hard words stare eachother out,
Foreign words look lost and shrug,
Careless words trip on the rug,
Long words slouch with stooping shoulders,
Code words carry secret folders,
Silly words flick rubber bands,
Hyphenated words hold hands,
Strong words show off, bending metal,
Sweet words call each other 'petal',
Small words yawn and suck their thumbs,
Till at last the morning comes,
Kind words give out farewell posies....
Snap! The dictionary closes.