Friday, May 13, 2011

stART ~ Wake Me in Spring

Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too. All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures somewhere in your post by either adding my button or a text link, so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.  Be sure to stop by and visit the different links…every week there are so many different and fun book and craft ideas!

Check out the  stART tab in my navigation bar where you can find our past stART projects.  All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.


This week we have been enjoying all of the wonderful things that Spring has to offer, like flowers, trees blooming and some nice weather.  Emily also enjoyed reading Wake Me In Spring! , by James Preller.  In this book a bear is so tired and just wants to sleep (hibernate) all winter, but his friend mouse wants him to stay up and play.  He tries to convince him to stay up by telling him all the great things that you can do in the winter.  Bear says that he will not miss any of those winter things, but will miss his friend.  He tells him to wake him up in Spring when the flowers bloom.  After reading this cute story, we talked about all the fun things that we did in the winter (built snowmen, had hot chocolate) and then we talked about all the fun things we do in the Spring.  Emily loves the flowers so we made special flower pictures to go along with this book.

IMG_7989When I was over my grandmother’s house I noticed this really old pack of mini baking cups and she said that I could take them.  I knew they would be perfect for a project and we put them to use right away…to make Spring Flowers!

IMG_7986I gave Emily all of the supplies and we each worked on our own flowers.  After watching what I did she made her own.  It was so much fun to create together.  I love seeing how she tries to make more realistic pictures all on her own.    IMG_7987

She used a large baking cup and a small baking cup to make the flower.

IMG_7990Then she added construction paper for the grass, sun and leaves.  A popsicle stick for the stem. Do-A Dot markers and bug stickers helped to bring the picture to life!! IMG_7991 Emily’s Spring Flower

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Z-Kids said...

Hooray for spring! A perfect flower to get the ball rolling :)

Brimful Curiosities said...

Great find --- What neat packaging on those vintage baking cups! The baking cups do come in handy at craft time. I love the spring flower.

Heather @ Camp Slop said...

My daughter made the same type of flowers in school just a few weeks ago. Such a great idea for baking cups!

kewkew said...

I love her spring flower. Great idea.

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

very cute! She did a fantastic job. We just finished working on flowers too.

I wanted to tell you about a new craft linky I have on my blog - The Sunday Showcase!

Would love for you to link-up with us & share your great ideas!

Here is the direct link to link-up:

The more wonderful ideas we share -the more inspiration we all have! :) I hope you can come link-up and "showcase" your amazing work!

Bernadette - Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Donette said...

I love the idea! We have not taken part in a while so we plan on starting this week!


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