And here is where she turned into Red Beard the pirate. She was ready to nap.
Then we turned our painted paper bag into a lovely stuffed fish. "The Artful Parent" has a nice tutorial here. I remember doing this as a kid! I cut and glued, and she stuffed. Then I glued the tail shut. Waiting for the glue to dry took a while so a smart thing to do would be to use staples. We had time and no stapler so this worked fine.I also have to be honest and say that perhaps I enjoy painting as much as Anastasia. As a kid I rarely remember painting much at home and I feel I have to make up for lost time so I painted little fish and turned it into a fishing game for Anastasia by adding paper clips. She already had the pole from a fishing puzzle that is too difficult for her but one could easily be made by glueing a magnet to some yarn or string and tying to a dowel or stick. She definately enjoyed this fishing set more than the two she has, and played with it quite a bit already! Hooray for free toys!
So we had fun even though we had more of a fish theme but we are heading to the beach with my mom on Thursday so it seemed appropriate.