Monday, April 16, 2012

"Squirrel Habitat"

Today, Lisa from over at Two Bears Farm e-mailed me to suggest Livie and I enter the Annual "Tissue Box Challenge" because she knows Livie loves doing artsy things.

I've been swamped with school work lately (since we've got just under a month left in the semester).

But I desperately needed a break this afternoon, so after picking Livie up from Kindergarten, she and I raided the recycle bin to see if we had any empty tissue boxes. I figured we should have a bunch, since I've finally been getting over "flu like" symptoms; plus, both Livie and I have been hit hard by seasonal allergies (ALREADY!!) this spring, complete with constantly sniffly noses.

But the majority of tissue boxes I thought we had in the recycle bin had already been . . . well, taken to the curb and recycled. But I was able to find one empty small, square one and an empty box that had once contained plastic lunch baggies.

And since we had a bit of construction paper (and an empty paper towel roll), glue, scissors, and a stuffed animal squirrel, we figured we'd make a tree fit for a squirrel!

Here are the photos of the final result:

"Jumpy Squirrel" is in the treetop, along with a flying bird (on the box).

"Jumpy Squirrel" won't get hungry because the tree has apples.

Livie's taking the opportunity to pet "Jumpy Squirrel."


This fun arts-and-crafts opportunity/challenge is hosted in part by Two Bears Farm (and JDaniel4's Mom):
Two Bears Farm

10 comments:

Jill said...

Very cute! You two gals did a great job and Jumpy looks very happy!

Teresa said...

Very cute! What fun idea.

TexWisGirl said...

that is really cute. :)

Randy said...

That is adorable.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm so glad you linked up - I knew she would come up with something fantastic! Her squirrel tree home is adorable :-)

Nancy Claeys said...

How nice of Lisa to invite you to participate. Very cute!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love that Jumpy has wonderful home.

Nicole said...

That is adorable! My daughter is wanting to make one now, but we will have to wait until we get more empty boxes! lol

Nezzy said...

Now that's one happy little squirrel and precious little tree architect.

God bless ya and have yourself a fantastic weekend sweetie!!! :O)

Michaele said...

That was great of you to take the time for this. Love your idea. Hope you win!

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