Archive for January, 2010

Dinosaurs! ROAR!!

Monday, January 18th, 2010

I made this for Carter’s room out of dinosaur stickers and scrapbook paper… and a little help from my husband who suggested that I make a volcano and helped with the final positioning of the dinos.  (That husband of mine is a creative guy!) 

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Carter and Construction Paper

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Today Allison and Carter were arguing over something at their craft table.  Apparently Allison wanted to share her project with Carter, but he wasn’t doing it right and so he had been banned from helping any further.  Before the situation got out of control, Super Mommy (me) had an idea…

ME:  Carter, do you want me to get you a big sheet of construction paper?

Carter’s enthusiastic, “Yes!” sent me to my secret stash of 20″ X 15″ construction paper that I keep just for instances like this.  As I am gently tearing a green sheet from the pad, Carter comes in…

CARTER:  Make sure it has lots of construction on it.

ME:  Oh Little Guy!  Construction paper doesn’t have “construction”.  In fact, it’s just colored paper.  I don’t know why they call it “construction paper – except maybe because you can “construct” things with it.

My explanation is lost on him…except for the part where he realized he wasn’t getting any “construction” on his paper…

CARTER:  Do you have some construction stickers?