Sunday, October 3, 2010

Coconut Shell Bugs

It is rare that I buy whole coconut here in US, because many a times it is not good so prefer the frozen shredded coconut. So, it is only for festivals, I buy them and when I bought it for Varamahalakshmi festival this time, I saved the coconut shell.
But did not know what to do with it. Putti suggested we can paint it. She asked for yellow color and because of the roughness of the shell, it was a very different experience to her and she kept telling it is rough amma.
After 2 coats of paint, I thought maybe we can make it into bumble bee so I added black stripes and Putti then added ’googly eye' to it. Here is our bumble bee!
Coconut shell art
Encouraged by how the bee turned out, I decided to make the other half of shell into a ’Lady bug'!! So let putti paint the shell red paint.
Then added black spots using a round sponge brush and finally glued 'googly eyes' to finish the Lady Bug!
Coconut shell art

Coconut shell art
Book that we read this week The Grouchy Ladybug,   Honeybee's Busy Day

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12 Comments :

very nice painting But putti hats off to your imagination and also to your parents who has taken lots of time to put it all in attractive and narrative form Love you Putti

Priya Pai on FB said

Sahitya is an artist!
October 11 at 4:36pm

Swetha Sudhir

wow Sahitya , nice art work....
12 October at 3:22pm

Thanks swetha! You should start trying paints with saisha too..

Wow! the ladybug is so adorable. we read grouchy ladybug this week. Great book! we just love it!

@Esther J Pragasam
Thank you! Putti loved it too.. Reminds me its been longtime we read it, maybe i should get it from library again

Love the cute little lady bug... !! Very beautiful !!

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