Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bringin' art work to life for years

When I think back about the arts and crafts I made as a kid, I distinctly remember my love for paper accordion- fold arms.  If possible, whatever I happened to make or draw that day was inevitably gonna end up with those wonderful, springy, paper-folded-back-and-forth arms.

My drawing of a rainbow?  I eventually cut it out and slapped some accordion arms on it.

A house made of popsicle sticks and glue?  Yep, accordion arms coming out of the sides.

I was this close to adding some to M to the Izz-A's Valentine card.  This close.  But I had a slight notion that they would be underappreciated.

I had kind of forgotten about them, so it was with great joy that I stumbled across this little Valentine's Day finger puppet craft to make with Kate yesterday:

 I started singing Celine Dion's, "It's All Coming Back to Me Now"  quietly to myself. 

But then I stopped, because things just got weird - I'm pretty that song wasn't written about paper accordion arms.  But it should have been.

And then we just went nuts with construction paper and glue, which just so happens to be way more fun than following a set of directions.

So now that I've won the nonexistent award of using the word 'accordion' the most times in one blog post, I shall move on.

LOVE.  You know what I'm loving these days?  Hamp's ears.  They're so dang soft and floppy that I can't help but bite on them and fold them back and forth constantly.  Well, not really bite, more like pretend bite, with my lips, not my teeth.  He doesn't seem to mind.  Nevertheless, it's something I'm trying to curb.  And yes, I do realize that my son's ears do not and should not technically qualify as a hobby.   But he's one big cuddle bug and his ears are just the icing of the cake. 

In other Hamp news, he officially started crawling yesterday.  Yep, he decided to become fully mobile on V-Day.  I tried to video him three times, and all three times he stopped crawling and just stared at the camera.  I'm gonna have to get sneaky with it. 

We ended the day by playing hairdresser and pulled together the best mohawk we could.   Still need a little more hair.

Happy Valentine's Day, ladies.  My name is Hamp.  I like corn on the cob, laughing at life, long crawls across the living room floor.....and I've got soft ears.
And my mom makes a mad set of accordion arms.


Jennifer said...

He is starting to look so much like M to the izz A.

TheVanzants said...

My little buddy...he's just growing up way too fast on me. Love the 'hawk, dude!

And Hol, haven't seen a craft like that since my younger days. Way to bring it back. It's a very versitile craft...change the colors and "figure" and it's a craft for all holidays. Youll see that a one of the next nursery parties, fo sho!

Kristy said...

Awww!! I'm a lovah of all things crafting! You know that! :)

I love lil Hamp's sweet face! Way to go with the crawling, man!

Emily said...

I love Hamps Mohawk! cutest little mohawk ever!! Cutest little boy ever!!
I love me some crafting! We could craft together.. OH:( I forgot we live miles apart! dang it!!!!! Kate looked so happy to be crafting:)
Oh and the just add water muffins are my favorite!!!

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