The fact is though, I spend approximately every single waking second with these children, feeding, clothing, wiping their various orifices, building block towers, applying popsicle lipstick, teaching them, learning from them, separating them in a Little People Plane fight, and sometimes yelling and then feeling guilty. And on the rare occasion I'm not with them, I'm hoping they're ok and that Joe has remembered to feed them. I'm a mombie, whether I like it or not.
They're pretty cool kids anyway, so to deny myself and my blog of them anymore (not that I was really doing that great a job) is just plain bogusness. And maybe I'll start updating more often again this way. So with that! Begin the Lamefest!
- Construction paper
- Googly eyes
- Fuzzy balls
- Craft sticks
- Self-adhesive button magnets
- Pipe cleaners
For those of you with a photographic memory.
What's funny about this picture is you can't see Violet doesn't have any pants on.
I threw some craft sticks down and shot some glue in their general direction and told Violet to apply fuzzy balls. I was actually impressed that she managed to put them all on the sticks in an actual caterpillar-body-fashion, but I'm sure they would have looked just as adorable with holes too. Note: two mistakes I made - It's easier to stick the magnets on the back BEFORE the front is covered in fuzzy balls, and leave a little space of unglued craft stick to apply the head. I managed to fit my heads on there, but I expect them to be decapitated by the end of the week. Also note: If you're feeling ambitious, go ahead and add some legs. I would have done so with my extra pipe cleaners, but caterpillars have like 40 legs, and I wanted my fridgerpillars to be life-like (like-like amputee caterpillars). And I'm lazy. An easy solution might be to use a strip of construction paper along the bottom and cut every quarter inch or so, to create "fringe" legs? Mine are done and I'm not editing this anymore, so if any of you over achievers go for it, post a picture (and thanks for showing me up, a-hole).
Then, parade those little fridgerpillar fellas up on your fridge surrounding only the prettiest artwork. You're welcome!