This year we came across two little wonderful 'witch' items... a book that is adorable and an art project that was equally adorable! These two items collided for us and from it we made a cute little combination.
Miss Fiona's Stupendous Pumpkin Pies by Mark Kimball Moulton is a book we heard a couple of years back for the first time. I have kept my eye out for it a few times with little luck. Well, a few weeks ago I came across this book while at the book store and we could not leave with out it. First we read it at the book store to make sure it was loved by all then we brought it home. This book is lovely, whimsical, poetic and illustrated with charm.
Today Holly read this book to me. She had a few words that proved a bit challenging (which is good) but she made it through. Since she is not quiet at the rhyming part of reading yet, I reread the book to the kids. We talked about her favorite part, looked at the illustrations and discussed if she would enjoy Miss Fiona's pumpkin pies or not.
Then she created an adorable witch art project. Starting with a quick look at Miss Fiona she picked her papers, cut out shoes, designed her socks, and made the witches dress. This is a super easy, quick project - but one that tied in so perfect with this book. We don't typically do much with witches as the idea is a bit scary for Holly... but this one is sweet and the project is cute!