I found the inspiration for this activity on the Crayola web site. The kidlets loved it.
As part of our monthly Poppin Book Nook theme we read the Wonderful Wizard of Oz (keep an eye out on the post on 29 April) and I decided that one of the activities would be building the Emerald City. The kidlets LOVED it, Koko especially.
We used the following items:
18 toilet rolls
1 medium sized pizza box
Blue paint (to make green)
Pen (to draw the bricks on the yellow brick road)
Here are a few photos of the process and the end result.
Putting together the TP rolls to form the towers
Painting the Pizza box, complete with the Yellow Brick Road
Painting the pizza box and TP rolls green to look like the Emerald city spires
The completed Emerald City
See more Wizard of Oz activities HERE
After watching Mary Poppins for the gazillionth time, Noo wanted to feed the birds again (we put seed out for them in the mornings). The problem with throwing bread out for the birds in our garden is that Miss Fifi likes to pick the bread up and eat it herself, LOL, so I grabbed an old wire hangar and fashioned a bird feeder out of it. The boys thought mommy was very clever ♥ Here are a few pics of our new bird feeder.
Hanging from the tree just outside our front gate
Hidden enough to protect them from the cats in the neighbourhood
The Bird Feeder