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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Lorax

What's It Wednesday #46

Oh my, we have surely missed everyone. Patty is having technical difficulties and I had a recent death in the family. Thank you for checking in on us!

Once in a while we get a little crafty here on Ivy & Elephants. I just love doing projects with my son Sebastian. Last summer I shared a cool project that involved silver and succulents in my Time of Summer Fun post. At the time my son was three years old. Now he is five and in Kindergarten. 

Dr. Seuss Lorax Felt Board - Pinterest
Let's start with the fact that the Kindergarten of today is not your mother's Kindergarten let alone my own. He had to select and read a book on his own, do a cute story web about the book he selected and create a project that depicted the story. Sebastian chose Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and I found this super cute project on, where else, Pinterest. 

So off to Michael's I went to get embroidery hoops, craft glue, google eyes, and felt. Since Sebastian is only five and unable to draw The Lorax, I went to Google Images to look for a line drawing (Like coloring pages) of The Lorax. I printed the drawing, cut it out, and then had him trace the shape of the character. He was then able to cut out The Lorax from orange felt. 

I did the exact same thing with the mustache and eye brows. I had him trace the mustache then cut it out of the yellow felt.

Then it was time to lay down the sky which was the light blue felt. I of course had to assist him by tightening up the embroidery hoop.

 Sebastian used one of the rings to trace the circle. He then cut out the circle and I cut it in half for him.

Sebastian glued the grass down leaving the top part for the sky.

Once Sebastian glued down the mustache you could really see Mr. Lorax taking shape.

This is when I found out that my five year was more anal then me. Not only did the eyes have to be set just so, he wanted to add a mouth as well. I let him cut out a mouth from red felt and he glued it in place. 

The Truffula trees were the most fun to cut out. Sebastian cut out the trunks of the trees from yellow felt. I was a little nervous about him cutting out the tops of the trees so I stacked three different colors of felt on top of one another and cut them out at the same time. 

Voila! The Lorax felt board is complete. Sebastian and I loved doing this project together. I placed all of the pictures featured on this post in a small photo album and sent it with the project to his teacher. She emailed me and said the project was awesome. 

I took each picture with my iPhone and added the Lorax backgrounds and text using the app Pic Collage. 

What cool projects have you done with your kids or your parent(s) did with you that you remember? I am always looking for ideas. 


Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Ivy and Elephants

 Thank you all for all that you do to inspire others! I know I am inspired each and every week by each and every one of you. 

Here are this week's fabulous features.

This farmhouse kitchen is so elegant and beautiful at White Lace Cottage

Kristy's Harp chair over at Shona Skye Creation is wonderful

This truly is the coolest sconce ever, over at Forever Decorating!

Janet at Cottage Blessings and a gorgeous set of pink depression glass

Sandy's amazing furniture makeovers are a must see at Love of White.

You will never believe what these beautiful pumpkins are covered with. You will have to go to Chantilly Charm to find out.


Heirloom treasures said...

Paula how lovely to spend such quality time with your child. He will remember these times for ever. I used to love to do things too with my children and more so with my Grandchildren because I was retired by the time they came along. I found they loved to do sewing projects,even the boys. I started them off with felt hand puppets,which are very simple. Have a nice day.x

Margaret said...

Thanks for the feature and glad to see you back! So sorry for the loss, I too lost a family member a few weeks ago. Hugggsss

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Thanks for hosting and inviting me. We love your Lorax project as well as that book and movie!



I'm so sorry you had a loss in your family and how wonderful you spend fun time with your cutie, I love to do this with my g'girls now, lol! We mostly bake, though. Thank you for hosting another great party. Have a safe week.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Amazing post as always! Love the warm colours.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)


Janet said...

Thank you so much for featuring my post! It was such a nice surprise! Your son's Lorax project is super cute and there is definitely so much inspiration to be found on Pinterest! I am so sorry for your loss.

NanaDiana said...

What wonderful features here today. I love your Lorax project- my grandson is going as The Lorax. His Mom made him a wonderful costume and I will post pics of it later in the week- xo Diana

Sylvia said...

Dear Paula,
Thank you for your kind words on my blog and for inviting me to take part in your wonderful party.
I love what you and your lovely son had created together. To me, doing crafts with my son has always been a meaningful time. He is 14, but he still enjoys creating with me.
I like your space on the blogosphere and will definitely come back for more inspirations.
Thank you again and have a peaceful week!

Unknown said...

What wonderful time spent with your little boy, Paula! I miss those days.

And thank you so much for featuring my harp chair on your beautiful blog! I love coming here every week, just for the beauty of it!

Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula! Sorry to hear about the loss in your family. Now what a precious time with your little cute son and the craft is adorable!
Happy Halloween.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cottage and Broome said...

So sorry to hear you had a death in the family. Glad you guys are back, you were missed! Thanks for hosting again this week. Laura

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your little boys project was an A grade for sure.
He is cute as his mother

It makes me think of the little kids that don't have good parents to help them make great projects like your son.

I haven't made anything lately however I have great ideas LOL in my head.

I am sorry you had to deal with the death of a family member

akawest said...

I am sorry for your loss.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

What a great time you both had with the Lorax project. Teacher must be thrilled to bits too. Sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for hosting and sharing the features.

Danice G said...

Oh how cute, the Lorax. I am a long-time fan of Theodor Seuss Geisel, ie Dr. Seuss. Thanks for sharing this fun and cute project with us.

lvroftiques said...
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lvroftiques said...

Sorry I'm the deleted comment....

Oh Paula how adorable! Tell Sebastian that he did an outstanding job! How can one not love the Lorax?!
I'm so happy to see that you're still here (I was getting worried) but so sorry that you lost a loved one. Vanna

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!


Life at Still Woods said...

So glad you visited Still Woods and I am excited about your weekly party! I am your newest follower. Would love for you to stop by Still Woods Farmhouse and follow back! Love the Lorax! There isn't anything better than spending time with our children. Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Paula. Such a sweet time spent with your baby. I am sorry for your loss. Glad to see you back and thank you for hosting.

SewSweetVIntage said...

Paula, Thanks for the party invite:) Late here but just couldn't resist visiting and posting! Great blog!!!!!!!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Thanks for inviting me! I'm sorry to be a bit late. I'm going to suscribe to your wonderful blog, so next time, I won't be late!

Kelly said...

I love how that Lorax project turned out! Your son is so cute. I can tell he was proud of his project when it was done. I haven't tried Pinterest for art project ideas yet. I'll have to remember that!

Diann said...

Wonderful features. But the art work with that little cutie is the best! Love it. Thank you for sharing at TTF and I hope you have a fun weekend!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thanks for hosting! Love the features! Wishing you gals a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Relyn Lawson said...

Awwww... What a precious and fun project. I am all smiley now.

Brandi said...

Such a cute craft to do with your son. So sorry for your family's loss.

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