Category Archives: Crafts

Wordless Wednesday: Happy New Year!

As you can see, The Nine-Year-Old is making quick work of her New Year’s Resolutions. “Take Darth Vader and Yoda to see Rogue One” is already complete. Related Links: More Wordless Wednesdays on Caterpickles Star Wars Crochet pattern book, because I know … Continue reading

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Caterpickles cleans house, Part 4

Taking most of the summer off from answering questions would have worked a lot better if I’d had established a Caterpickles Agreement with The Nine-Year-Old that she would take the summer off from asking them. I did not, alas. The backlog of questions is … Continue reading

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The Eight-Year-Old redraws famous works of art with tigers: Blue Tigery

Earlier this summer, The Eight-Year-Old stumbled onto the concept of derivative art. She looks up various works of art on her Daddyo’s iPad, then redraws them as portraits of Tigery. Earlier this summer, she integrated Tigery into da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Munch’s The Scream, … Continue reading

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The Eight-Year-Old redraws famous works of art with tigers: Tigery’s Self-Portrait with Palette

Earlier this summer, The Eight-Year-Old stumbled onto the concept of derivative art. She looks up various works of art on her Daddyo’s iPad, then redraws them as portraits of Tigery. Earlier this summer, she integrated Tigery into da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Munch’s … Continue reading

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The Eight-Year-Old redraws famous works of art with tigers: The Tigery’s Scream

Earlier this summer, The Eight-Year-Old stumbled onto the concept of derivative art. She looks up various works of art on her Daddyo’s iPad, then redraws them as portraits of Tigery. You can see her first effort, the Tigery a Lisa, here. This … Continue reading

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The Eight-Year-Old redraws famous works of art with tigers: The Tigery a Lisa

Over the weekend, The Eight-Year-Old stumbled onto the concept of derivative art. She looked up various works of art on her Daddyo’s iPad, then proceeded to redraw them as portraits of Tigery. Her first effort, the Tigery a Lisa, is based on … Continue reading

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“Why do they call it 20-lb paper?”

The Seven-Year-Old is a voracious consumer of paper. Paper is the essential component of the Winnie-the-Pooh museum she is constructing in her bedroom. Right now, there are at least 8 brightly colored paper airplanes and several dozen paper-based art projects scattered around … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Portrait of a Dragon

It is remarkable how well The Seven-Year-Old can draw now, when she puts her mind to it. Related Links: More Wordless Wednesdays on Caterpickles

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Wordless Wednesday: Mary Crismas!

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Six-Year-Olds

It’s the week before Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to start thinking about gifts your kids can make to give to their friends and family this Christmas. I came across this yummy recipe for a hot cocoa mix buried in … Continue reading

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