Thursday, January 22, 2009

Just a Piece of Clay

Every year, the 3rd grade puts on a production using marionettes they make themselves. Alex's teacher invited parents to come today to help the kids make their marionettes. Of course, I brought my camera. Alex loved forming the clay for the head, hands and body of his marionette. His marionette is going to be Wilbur Wright of Wright Brothers fame. I love the boots that Alex made...check out those laces.



Next week, the parents return to help paint! So stay tuned for the next step in the marionette-building process.


22 comments:

Aubrey said...

He is quite the artist! I can tell he is really thinking hard about his master piece!

Janae said...

Sweet! I love your new blog look too. I am trying to change mine, but I can't find something I love.

Cari said...

That is so very cool! Now I can't wait to see the painting photos!
Cari

Mom2Drew said...

I want one! That's super cool.

Reds said...

He looks so intent! How fun that they get to play with clay!

Liz said...

That is so cute and the little boots are so detailed! Looks like you have a budding artist on your hands. What a fun project for the kids.

Sharon said...

Very cool! I love his serious face.

CindyTykie said...

How cool, I can't wait to see the finished piece

Michelle said...

love the detail on those boots! I can't wait to see the finished puppet.

Tracie said...

Wow! He's doing an amazing job, and what a cute little guy!

lcp said...

What a FUN project! You can see how much he is concentrating on it.

Lauren said...

How cool is that?!? What a fun project, and those laces are fabulous! I look forward to seeing the next installment of the marionette making process!

Diana said...

I agree with Aubrey he is quite the artist, and i love the way he is concentrating so much. great shots

Angie P said...

what a great project...you may have a sculptor in the family!

jodar said...

What a wonderful experience.I love that look of total concentration! great job!

Michelle Duckworth said...

Oh that's very clever! Look at his intensity in making the little marionette.

I love going to my son's Kindergarten class and helping out. But with a 3 year old and a 9 month old... it's very hard to find the time.

Linnao said...

Wow, that is cute!! I loved clay when I was a kid! He looks so happy with his unfinished but already beautiful marionet!

Becky Anderson said...

Love how you captured the building process! I have never seen handmade marionettes. I look forward to next week :)

Mandy said...

That is so cool...I love how he seems to be concentrating so hard. It kind of looks like abstract art!

shirley said...

What a cool class project! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Raechel said...

What adorable pics of your son! He looks so much like you!! It must have been a lot of fun to do this together!:)

Tracy said...

Love your new look! I also loved your t-shirt back shots....I need to write some of those down for football season next year. It's weird, I can see that post on google reader, but not on your blog. The puppet looks cool too!