Monkey Faces and Painting

August 26, 2008 at 9:22 am 1 comment

If you ask Sabre what she wants for lunch, without fail she will ask for a Vegemite and cream cheese sandwhich…..EVERY day…..the same thing….EVERY day. Today we made the usual sandwich a little more interesting. Not only for my sanity but because it was a little bit of fun too. We made it into a monkey face.

Sultana eyes, polony smile, Vegemite and cream cheese. Trouble was after I cut away all the bits there really wasn’t that much sandwich left so we had to make quite a few monkey’s in the end.

He was quickly gobbled up though.

After monkey making we did went out to collect leaves for crayon rubbings. I remember LOVING doing this as a kid. Sabre didn’t quite have the dexterity yet but with a bit of mum help (read-push child out of way and gleefully grab at crayons and relive childhood memories of crayon rubbings. Sabre was happy to watch on whilst her mum was temporarily possessed.)

Then in the afternoon we did some painting. Mum was very carefull to just stand back this time and let the budding artist go for it. She loves feeling the paint and squishing it all around with her hands. There was a brief painting on the patio lattice when I had to duck inside but all in all at least it managed to stay mostly contained.

Note her art smock! One of Dad’s old work shirts. I have been debating about making a smock for ages but there is something about wearing one of Dad’s old shirts that I think kids sorta like. I know I did as a kid.

In amongst the artistic day I managed to finish a few sets for a lovely regular customer. Love the way they turned out and hope she will too.


Oooh just though I should point out that the pant legs of the helicopter pair are different lengths because I rolled one cuff up to show they can be adjustable….they are not grossly uneven! hhehe



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  • 1. Marnie  |  August 27, 2008 at 6:00 am

    You could make a monkey out of a bread roll. The base for his face and cut the top for the rest. Do you remember making fish biscuits as a kid?? Get the milk arrowroot biccy’s and use colour icing and lollies to decorate them. Or when all else fails, just give her some chain to play with.


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