Friday, June 1, 2012

We Are The Robots

The little Bowerbird has recently discovered the recycle bin and is unleashing all its potential.  She comes from the cupboard with a toilet roll in her hand and pronounces she wants to make a caterpillar. Cereal boxes are turned inside out and given a sticker glitter makeover, and bottle caps become robot eyes. I just have to watch she doesn't procure the milk bottle complete with smelly milk inside.

It is very sweet, although a little labour intensive cleaning up the tsunami she creates around her. I love her imagination and belief in her ability to create. The only problem is what to do with the masterpieces after they have been on display for a couple of weeks. Craft threatens to take over house.

Mr Bowerbird is a huge Kraftwerk fan and likes to get the kids dancing to this number, there are some pretty classy moves. 


  1. Cute! I am obsessed with Evernote at the moment and I have seen a few comments on forums from parents who use it as a way of capturing their child's artwork. You create notes in Evernote on anything you like and sort them into notebooks. It uses tags and it is very easy to search.

    1. I think this idea is worth exploring, thanks Kim. Love the restaurant Evernote.

  2. I love the concentration on her face!An easy way to keep track of those masterpieces is to print a photo and add to a special scapbook she could display in the lounge for sharing (and boasting lol)

    1. Like the idea of a boast book - would even make a cool photo book. Ah those masterpieces, so sad to throw them away.

  3. What a clever little thing she is! I love doing craft with my Family Day Care kids (and my own girls) but I loathe the cleaning afterwards!


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young