Monday, September 20, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday – Little Smudge

We usually put up our Muffin Tin Monday posts over at Mother Is Not Concerned, but since we're including a book review, it'll be here this week. If you want the clever titles, you'll have to go to that other blog. Here's our Little Smudge shape-themed muffin tin:

(clockwise from top left: plum Little Circle, kiwi Little Star*, prune Little Smudge, cheese Little Diamond, bread Little Rectangle, apple Little Triangle, all atop cantaloupe stands)

* Not actually in the book.

Here are the boys enjoying it (I tried to get them to act out the book, but they mostly just wanted to eat):

Book review by Tintin, age 7

Little Smudge
Lionel Le Neouanic

Little Smudge is about a smudge and rascal shapes. The rascals make fun of Little Smudge because he doesn't look like a real shape. I like it because it's a good book and it's about friendship. My favorite part is when Little Smudge taught the shapes how to turn into different shapes and then they were friends. I would recommend this book to people who like friendship books.

And some shape-transforming artwork to go along with it, by Tintin and Johnny Boo:

(black Little Smudge, orange Little Diamond, blue Little Circle, red Little Square, green Little Triangle)

Here's Johnny Boo after he opened up his Little Smudge painting:

And here he is making his Little Circle painting:

We're linking this up at Muffin Tin Monday, Little Masterpieces, the Book Lovers' Blog Hop and Kids Get Crafty.


welcome to our wonderland said...

those are great so bright and colorful! we love blotto art. love the stencil painting too get idea :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love how you put the food on picks. It looks so cool. The book sounds great too.

Kristie Clower said...

that is such a neat MTM!

RedTedArt said...

Oh the book sounds too cute! How lovely! And the expression on Johnny Boos face is brilliant! Well caught! How fun.

Another activity to add to our craft schedule!

And THANK YOU for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! V much appreciated!


Anonymous said...

How popular was the prune? Most kids I know won't go near them, but my Princess LOVES them! What a great way to discover shapes, and the book sounds like a good one for accepting difference too :)

Holly said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm lucky--my kids will eat just about anything.

FrugalMom said...

It looks like so much fun....tasty fun!

Thank you for participating in the Book Lover’s Blog Hop @ Story Time Under the Stars. I hope you will link up a book review and participate in this week’s Book Lover’s Blog Hop as well.