Friday, November 20, 2009
I love the complete abandon with which Kate plunges into projects like this, confident that she can make things turn out just like Mom and Dad do. So when she tells me she wants to make her own foam animals, what can I do but shrug and get out the foam and a marker for her?
She sat down and drew these alligator pieces without any guide, just going from the other foam animals that she's seen us make. (You may have noticed that Kate seems to have a thing for reptiles. I have no explanation for this.)
We recently got Kate her own safety scissors. She's still figuring them out. She rough-cut the pieces and then I went back and did the detail work.
I got to do the actual assembly, too, of course. I wasn't sure if the body would be big enough, but I overlapped the legs and got everything squeezed in.
I think this is just so stinkin' cute.
And this is pretty cute, too!