Thursday, November 18, 2010

In the Jungle

Because my current lot in life is that of a stay-at-home-mom/money saver/chief entertainer/educator for a single income family, one of my favorite places in the world in the $1 section at Target. seriously. Especially now that it's cold outside, we can't just go to the yard and play for hours. crafts. yes, I love crafts.

The $1 section is where I found It's Check-up Time, Elmo! That little gem made Daughter's three year old check up the best one ever. If Elmo wasn't scared, neither was she!

This summer I found these. And, WOW, I wish I would have gotten more than two. They are ceramic, which I think explains the 8+ age recommendation. (that and the paints are not washable!) But I figured it would make a great afternoon activity for Daughter and I.

She chose the giraffe and went to work.
Notice how we're using one of my yarn bins as a table?

working on my lion. I definitely don't paint with the mind and heart of a three year old, unfortunately.

She kept telling me how much fun she was having and how beautiful my lion was and how she was exited to show Daddy when he got home.

I also work faster than Daughter.

still working, with the cat over her shoulder.

finally finished.
She insisted that she be the one to take the "finished" shot
that was $2 well spent.


Jennifer said...

Ohhh. We love these. Lily loves to paint them and give them as gifts. They have them at Michaels for about a quarter all of the time. We get them after the holidays too. We have a 10 piece nativity scene I got at Hobby Lobby for like $2. Once you have the paint, you just need the little pieces to paint. I love that they are short and fat. Just the perfect size!

Nicki said...

We LOVE the $1 section. Even though our little one is "too grown up for those" we still take a quick peek every time we go in 'just in case.' :)

The Freeman Family said...

I think even if I had mucho money to spend, I would still make the Target dollar section my first stop. The girls get a "prize" when we go out of there and they very much look forward to it. I think we bought some foam picture frames a few years ago and Evan decorated with foam stickers and gave them as Father's Day gifts-another moment when we should have bought more. And we always come home with Hello Kitty socks...but you can't beat socks for a dollar.

PS: last Saturday Michaels had all of their halloween and fall stuff on sale so you might could grab some more.