Sunday, September 22, 2013

junk sculpture

bennett was only 2 at the time, but boy did he remember!
after reading this simple book about the neighborhood garbage man, 
he thought we should surprise him by creating another tower.
he thought this would be a nice surprise for these workers
who have a pretty hard and sometimes smelly job.
so a trash picking we a went! 
with a busted lampshade, snack boxes, old markers, wrappers,
milk jug, dunkin' donuts cups and a bunch of other recyclables
along with our hot glue gun and duct tape and we got to creating.
jane loved it too, crawling around and exploring, yes, garbage, and yes, with her mouth!
you won't find that on pinterest or in parent's magazine...but here you have it on bits & bobs!
maybe you don't find it there because the baby pallet isn't quite ready for the spiciness
of the grey poupon mustard jar that you forgot to rinse out before putting in the recycling?!

 i did muster up a for real brilliant idea though...
 that we could use this project to help clean-out all
the wrappers, french fries and cheerios from the back of the car!
so we took our creation outside and started adding things from there.
brilliant, right?!
upon completion, he proudly and quite carefully carried it to the
end of the driveway for the next day's trash pick-up. 

 a successful story time, craft project, fine motor skills practice
and some car clean-up all rolled into one!

note: no baby was harmed in the making of this masterpiece

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