My daughter, Capri, will be graduating from Kindergarten in a week and a half. She’s had a fabulous teacher that has not only taught my daughter but has become my friend.
I visited their classroom yesterday to get a project started so that she’ll always be able to remember her 2013/2014 class.
I started the project out by reading one of my favorite books to the class – The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Then – it was time to start the project.
I brought in a length of white fabric that I had ironed to freezer paper for stability. Then, I painted each of the children in the classes’ hands with green paint and we put their hand prints onto the fabric. I wrote the names of the children next to their handprint.
The final hand print – the red handprint – is Mrs. Ellingson’s! Now that I have my handprint caterpillar created I will add borders to it and quilt it into a wall hanging for her classroom. I have until June 11th – Carpi’s ‘graduation’ to complete this.
So with that – my A Lovely Year of Finishes June goal is to make and finish the Hungry Caterpillar quilt for Capri’s teacher, Mrs. Ellingson.