Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oct26_OEA_1_SM OK, I admit that this Open-Ended project is very lame. I just gave Anna an orange craft foam and asked her what she can do with it. She said that we can carve a pumpkin. So far so good, but her idea of carving a pumpkin was taking scissors and shredding unfortunate foam into small pieces making “pumpkin juice”. Eventually I cut one pumpkin for her, and she “carved” it with a pen.  Oct26_OEA_2_SMI barely had time to take a picture of this pumpkin before it was shredded into pumpkin juice as well. As she was skipping around with her pumpkins, somehow she stumbled, flew over the chair and hit her head on the floor pretty hard. There was a lot of crying and then even more crying when she got her elbow stuck somehow in the chair. It was definitely not Anna’s lucky day. I liked our project from a couple weeks back a lot more and Oct12_Pumpkins_2_SM can’t resist from sharing it again. since I liked it so much. It’s a story of 5 pumpkins on the gate fully executed by Anna. Interestingly, she presented it on Sunday as a present for our best friends and recited the story for them with great dramatic flair. I just wish I had a video of her saying, there are witches in the air – she always has this feeling of wonder and awe in her voice when she recites that verse.

For more open-ended pumpkins visit Open-Ended Art at Mommies Wise Little Bookworms.

13 comments:

Christy said...

So cute!

Susana said...

Hey I think she did a good job, and it's not lame:-).

Great job!!

Julie said...

I think she made a cute face. And I love the story of her making pumpkin juice. It sounds like she had fun!

MaryAnne said...

Her five pumpkins sitting on a gate are very cute! And how funny that she shreds all the pumpkins into pumkin juice!

Rebecca said...

Aww, the little face she made is precious!

Ticia said...

I think the pumpkin is super duper cute, and we've had quite a lot of "Fill in the random juice" made out of fun foam.

whisperingwhispers said...

She did a great job on both art projects! We end up with a lot of shredded projects here too. I have learned to just laugh when Selena does that. Sorry to hear that she fell and bumped her head and got her elbow stuck in the chair.

Again Great Job!

Zonnah said...

I like both of them and hope she is feeling better.

Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

they are cute!

Cindy said...

Simple and easy is never lame. She did an awesome job!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

She is so funny! I love her pumpkin juice project. :)

SANDRA said...

I think that is was a good open ended activity since she chose what she wanted to do with the foam punpkin. I she is feeling better soon.

Pigs Do Fly said...

I agree with the others -- making pumpkin juice from her project sounds like open ended art to me!

That's what I love about these projects -- the kids are so creative when we let them just do whatever they want! It's fun to watch.