Ah, summertime. When finishing a puzzle can be the major accomplishment of the week. Good times.
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.
Our semi-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk. Caterpickles Central is all abuzz with news of the bobcat that caught a shark and the three new dwarf dragons discovered in South America. And and she read a few books too.
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
I just love walking through Chicago this time of year. Related Links: Wordless Wednesdays on Caterpickles
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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 holiday season. I came across this yummy recipe for a hot cocoa mix buried in a comment chain on some random cooking chat board earlier this fall. It makes vats and vats of mix, which means your kids can make enough to give to everybody — even themselves.
When I learned of a Victorian taxidermist named Walter Potter who delighted in crafting ornate scenes using preserved animals dressed in period costume, naturally my first thought was, “I wonder if Walter Potter and Beatrix Potter were related?”
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In my seemingly never-ending decluttering frenzy I very nearly gave away The Six-Year-Old’s collection of Eric Carle books on the grounds that she was too old for them. But at the very last minute, I changed my mind.
After finding this on The Six-Year-Old’s desk last week, I’m glad I did.