Friday, January 30, 2009

Colours


Matteo and I spent yesterday afternoon playing with colours

Like his great-grandfather (who knows how many steps there are in every area of his home), Matteo likes to count



















This is his peeled orange (which he pronounces "ohr-inj" in the adorable way that only 3 year olds can)




Trains run through the dwarf hills





















Blue is Matteo's favorite colour




















We ended the afternoon making window stars


10 comments:

jumbleberryjam said...

What a lovely day! How did you make those gorgeous window stars??

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!
I love the stars!!
I just watching the sun coming into my livingroom, and bouncing off the wood, and i was thinking "I want to make some stained-glass something - meaning hearts with tissue paper, ie kid stained-glass :), and so those stars are especially fine to my eyes.

Jen said...

Looks like fun!

How do you make the window stars? Are they origami?

micha said...

wonderful, i like this quiet phtos with the beautiful colors and the sunlight

Marina said...

Thanks so much everyone! They were surprising easy- those 2 took about 20 minutes to make. I used instructions from the Berger book "Crafts Through the Year". Here is a link that has basic instructions:

http://www.craftideas.info/html/translucent_star_2.html

I used 6"x 6" colored kite paper that I bought at a local Waldorf-y toy store, but you can order it from Hearthsong or what sounded even groovier was painting some wax paper...

minipak said...

I want to say something, but I don't even know what to say. I'm completely speechless. I wish my kids could experience your kind of parenting for a while.

cat said...

oh such beautiful photos. i love seeing how calm and peaceful it all is and the colors are just nurturing. i need to learn to make window stars. they are just so beautiful..:) thanks for sharing your world once again marina...so inspiring..:)

Faith said...

I think you must be the coolest mom in the world. Can I come over to gain a few parenting tips? ;)

lyneya said...

Pretty pics! Looks fun! I have a whole pile of tissue paper to do stars and I printed out instructions but haven't had a chance to do them yet. Little boy is a bit too young to do them with me yet. But whenever I see pictures they just make me happy!

Nina said...

I just popped over here from Frontier Dreams. This post is such an inspiration. My little guy was playing in much the same way yesterday.