Each year, the third grade teachers give each kid a mini-pumpkin and an assignment to decorate it any way they see fit (a creative writing project centering on their decorated pumpkin follows.) When Thing One was in third grade, he decorated his to look like his then-current pair of soccer cleats. Thing Two, being quite the little gamer, decided that he wanted to make his into an Angry Birds bomb bird.
There is no way in the world that I am handing any nine year-old a can of black spray paint for any reason, so I took care of creating the blank canvas while he was at school today. After soccer practice, we took out the glue gun, a pair of googly eyes, a red pipe cleaner, and two yellow puffballs and he got to work. What do you think: a pretty good resemblance??
Next up: Thing One's Halloween costume. He wants to be an ice cube, of all things. I have all the materials and will post a picture when I get his outfit put together. This child is a fan of the unconventional where Halloween is concerned: last year he dressed up as Albert Einstein; wig, lab coat and all. If I don't remember in my next post, remind me to tell you about the year he wanted a Saturn (as in the planet) costume!