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Sunday, November 20, 2011

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

First of all, I've neglected to mention a Congratulations to Danielle, Comment #46 who won the Robot Backpack Giveaway!  :)


If I'm being completely honest with you, I have to tell you that my husband does not fully appreciate my love for this book. Hahahaha! I placed a hold on it at my local library and waited for what seemed like an eternity for it to become available. When I picked it up at the library I sat in the passenger seat (husband was driving) and couldn't help myself but open it up and read it out loud to him, laughing the entire way through it. Let's just say he was less than amused.  :)  But you know, I just can't help myself!

I saw the most fun idea from The Mailbox to make a scented pumpkin craft and I instantly knew it was PERFECT to go along with this book. It is a rather silly kind of craft but my preschooler has absolutely adored it!


I got out a paper plate and had Luke paint the inside of it pumpkin orange. While the paint was still wet, we sprinkled some gold glitter in it and some pumpkin pie spice all over the plate.


After the paint was dry, we glued square pieces of brown tissue paper around the outside edge of the paper plate to create the crust. You wouldn't even know it was fake because with the pumpkin pie spice sprinkled on, it smells like the real thing!


It's been sitting on the kitchen counter for days now and every time the boys walk by they have to stop to take a big whiff and exclaim how excited they are to eat the real pie on Thanksgiving Day!

Happy Crafting!!

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9 comments:

Rachel Kaylynn said... Best Blogger Tips

I think the is a super fun idea! Love that it's scented! Pinning this so if we don't get to this year we will next.

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JDaniel4's Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

I bet is smell wonderful. I will have to look for the book. It sounds like fun!

Whitney Reed Cypert said... Best Blogger Tips

So adorable! I think this is a super cute and sweet idea. And I bet you made wonderful memories making it!: )

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

Oooh, maybe my husband will like this one better. He got too grossed out by the fly and the monster one. Hazel however loves them. I just requested it from the library. Thanks for the great idea!!

Mrs. Russell's Class said... Best Blogger Tips

When reading this to your kids, do you read or skip over the part "Perhaps she'll die?" I read this book to my 4 year old preschool class today and felt conflicted over whether or not to read those words. Ultimately, I skipped over them, but still wonder what others do?

Marlana said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like fun! I can almost smell the pumpkin pie spice! :) I created several printables to go with this book if you are interested.

I Know an Old Lady Printables

Blessings,
Marlana
Lil' Country Kindergarten

Marcia said... Best Blogger Tips

You've been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Come by and check it out.
http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2011/11/versatile-blogger-award.html

Charlene said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking on Hey Mom, Look At What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land...hope to see you again soon!!

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