It’s Not All Mary Poppins

She’s an artist. No, I think she’s a poet.

Rainy days are craft days. We’ve been doing a lot of crafts these days. Today’s craft involved largish sheets of card printed in a pale-sky and puffy-white-cloud pattern, popsicle sticks, and blue tempera paint. Dip the popsicle stick into the tiny bowl of paint, and then dab, dot and scribble the paint across the sky.

We’re making rain, of course.

Malli unloads the paint primarily into one palm-sized patch of sky, and swipes it back and forth in those four square inches. Nigels, meantime, covers his sky with dots. Dots and dots and dots. Tappa-tappa-tap, tap, tap, tap, go the popsicle sticks on the west side of the table. Anna and Timmy, meanwhile, tap once or twice, to offload their wee bit of paint, then commence to swirling the tip of the popsicle stick through the paint. Swirls and swishes of blue appear.

“I’m makin’ rain!” Nigel, he of the tappa-tappa-tappa, declares.
“I’m makin’ rain, too!” Anna echoes.
Malli considers Anna’s page, then her own. “I’m making a storm. I’m making a storm of rain and wet drops. Anna is making wind, a storm of rain and wind.”

Anna’s painting:

Malli’s painting:

You know? She’s absolutely right.

June 23, 2008 - Posted by | crafts, Malli, the things they say! |


  1. I just love when little ones see things so clearly.

    Comment by Bethany | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  2. Cool painting…might have to try this one….at school at first, not at my house, lol.

    Comment by Jerri Ann | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  3. What a beautiful sentiment from such a wee one.

    Comment by Dani | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  4. Ooh, I love Anna’s. It really IS wind.
    And now you know who has seen the wind…

    Comment by kittenpie | June 24, 2008 | Reply

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