|In honor of The Lorax, Lola and I spent the afternoon making truffula tree forests.|
Dr. Seuss is my kind of guy. There's so much good value behind those clever and colorful stories of his. He takes topics that really hit at the core of our society and simplifies them in a way that no other can. Integrity is not lost, complexity is respected, goodness is emphasized. And some how he is able to do all this AND make it all rhyme....AMAZING!
Last night I was lucky enough to attend an exclusive premier of The Lorax sponsored by hp and Seventh Generation here in San Francisco. The Lorax has always been my favorite Dr. Seuss book and I've been looking forward to this night out for awhile now. Well, the movie did not disappoint. The animation was AWESOME- and 3D! There was great music, there was dancing, clever lines, and the take home message was clear to people of any age. I only wish that the showing was a bit earlier so I could have brought my older daughter, Lola. It is definitely a movie that I will allow her to see, though (in fact, I can't wait to watch it again myself!)
Since I couldn't bring Lola along, we tried to bring Dr. Seuss and his friends to us this afternoon. To do this, we created some Lorax inspired fabric art.
We attempted to make our own truffula forests.
do-a-dot markers (I'm obsessed with these, and have blogged about them before here)
While baby June slept, Lola and I each worked on our own piece. Here are a few pictures of our afternoon labors....
|We glued down the fabric to make tree trunks.|
|Then used the dot markers to make the truffula branches.|
|We then added some words (or favorite letters in Lola's case) to our pictures|
|Here's Lola showing off her favorite letter "L".|
|Lola's truffula forest. I really like how she added extra texture to her truffula branches with glue dots :)|
|My truffula forest. I like the message and I think I am going to frame it and put it in the playroom.|