T adores his younger sisters and they adore him right back. Yesterday his older twin sisters were doing some voluntary work with the local school. Whilst there I asked if he would like to spend an hour or so with his younger siblings building a junk model.
Building a Junk Model Dinosaur
I had been collecting junk for this project for a while, so we got it all out and the children spent some time, led by T, figuring out which bits to use as a body, head etc:
I had bought a roll of brown packing tape to cover the model in to make it look more dinosaur like without any paint:
Soon it began taking form:
The little ones were so chuffed with it and thoroughly enjoyed sticking mince pie wrappers on its back. They then used markies to create fingers, nose, mouth and other markings:
And the final dinosaur model, with its dinosaur roaring makers:
And from every, single possible angle:
This became their favourite toy for the day, changing from dino to baby and back to dino:
A was so concerned that he was a bit wobbly on his feet that she made him a walking stick attaching it to his hand/paw/claw:
And after bed it was left on the side as an ornament:
And Gary’s reaction? ‘What’s an elderly ET doing in our living room?’ Ha, it does look a bit ET-ish, doesn’t it?
They called it Abandtosaurus (A, B and T osaurus)!