Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type Pumpkin

This weekend Charli and I made her storybook character pumpkin for the school contest. As we all know, Charli Beth loves all things farm so it was no surprise when she picked the cow. Her first decision was a horse but this non-crafty Mommy had to ax that idea. 

The title of the book she picked is, "Click, Clack Moo, Cows that type."

Honestly, I had not read the book. When we go to the library I usually let her pick out what she would like and then make sure it is in the right level for her. But she says its, "super funny."

We made the backdrop first and thought it would be meat to try to make the title look like keys from a typewriter. I laid out the letters with tape, and of course a lot of directions from Char. 

The cow is made out of paints and she did most of the painting with me outlining the spots. The ears are made from black and pink felt. The horns were very last night and were made from painted cardboard. 

We had a lot of fun making this project together. It was a challenge at times to see her ideas and for her to work hard but I always feel like tasks like these, help us grow as Mother and Daughter.

Judging will take place on Thursday with winners announced on Friday. Thankfully they do categories of k-3 then 4-6. Hopefully she will win a gift card to Barnes & Noble to get more books to challenge her reading skills.


Erin said...

So cute :) Love the cow pumpkin!! She did an awesome job!!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

That is so cute!!!

labride said...

Love it! That's one of my favorite books made to video on Discovery Education. I show it in my class every year just for fun.

Hall Around Texas said...

That is the cutest pumpkin ever! Love the moo cow. I can't wait to show this to my little Mason when he gets home.

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