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We’ve been a busy lot. I planned on making individual posts to share our crafting fun but I can’t keep up with such a flurry of crafting events! So here are some fun times with my granddchildren.

Building with the big blocks. The kids love the cake blocks I painted last year. So we made them some big blocks to play with. Eventually we’ll paint these.

Having fun building with the Big Blocks. We made them by cutting up 4 by 4's and 6 x 6's.

Having fun building with the Big Blocks. We made them by cutting up 4 by 4’s and 6 x 6’s.

Sorting the Colored Pencils. It was almost as much fun sorting the pencils as it was drawing with them!

Sorting the colored pencils.

Sorting the colored pencils.

And then there was the Beading-on-a-Wire. It was actually a frantic effort to defuse a melt down. It worked for at least thirty minutes.

Two year old Grandson concentrates hard to get the pony bead on the wire.

Two year old Grandson concentrates hard to get the pony bead on the wire.

CWG Beading 2

CWG Beading 3

We cut dolls out of plywood. She didn’t want to wait until the doll was dressed. It sprang to life immediately!

Dolls don't need faces or clothes to be alive. They just need a friend.

Dolls don’t need faces or clothes to be alive. They just need a friend.

CWG Wood Dolls 2

CWG Wood Dolls 3

We were both laughing so much that she nearly fell off her chair! LOVE. <3

 

And last night we painted some plastic Easter Eggs. This took much concentration because the eggs were slippery.

Painting plastic eggs.

Four year old granddaughter paints a plastic egg.

Two year old Grandson paints an egg.

Two year old Grandson paints an egg.

It was very messy, of course. Paint is supposed to be messy!

Two year old Grandson concentrates to keep the egg from sliding off the table, which it did.

Two year old Grandson concentrates to keep the egg from sliding off the table, which it did.

CWG Painting Eggs 2

So we gave him a heavy wood block to paint.

It was much easier painting a wood block because it didn't slide off the table.

It was much easier painting a wood block because it didn’t slide off the table.

Grandson vigorously plunges the brush into the almost empty acrylic paint. "This is sticky! This is sticky!"

Grandson repeatedly and vigorously plunges the brush into the almost empty acrylic paint. “This is sticky! This is sticky!” It was important to him to get enough paint on the brush.

Painting the block.

Painting the block.

But then he finally noticed the paint on his hand. And on the brush. And on the table. And when he tried to wipe everything it rapidly got worse. So that was the end of painting for the day.

But then he finally noticed the paint on his hand. And on the brush. And on the table. And when he tried to wipe everything it rapidly got worse. So that was the end of painting for the day.

But we have lots of eggs so we’ll be painting again.

Painting the plastic Easter Eggs.

Painting the plastic Easter Eggs.

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