Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Child's-Eye View

We have been enjoying birdwatching as a family here at the new house. We have several feeders set up, and have seen a number of birds, including Robins, Woodpeckers and Nuthatches. James has a great view of the feeders from his seat at the table in the kitchen, and he knows nearly every variety. His favorite is the "Chick-a-dee-dee-dee" as he says it.

A few weeks ago we did a little craft project with cut paper. I asked him body parts for birds (body, legs, wings, beak) and I cut them out. He then glued them on the paper. Here is a comparison of the real birds we have photographed, and James' versions.

Of course, being his Mom, I think these are pretty fantastic. Maybe I have a little John James Audubon on my hands!


Liz said...

If I give Abby some cut outs, a piece of paper to glue them to and some glue, I usually get a lot of glue on my table, a lot of glue on my Abby and very little paper glued to paper.

Throw markers into that mix and you enter a whole new level of "so glad we didn't spend more than we did on this round of furniture".

Cute birdies, though. :)

Allison said...

Liz, I should have noted that around here we use a glue stick, washable markers, and a Magic Eraser. I take pics of the artwork, not the aftermath, LOL!

CC said...

Those are fantastic! Love them!