My younger daughter and family came to visit and stay a few days. I thought about what to do to keep them busy and occupied. I sent a PM to Sheila (Scrollgirl) asking for a suggestion appropriate for an 8 year old girl. I racked my mind and the internet searching for a project simple and interesting enough to keep her interest. Sheila answered in a few days as she was on her “Odyssey” for 3 weeks and included a lovely pattern of a bunny bowl to be cut on a scrollsaw. Since Easter was approaching this was a perfect project and the granddaughter loved it.
Look at her intense concentration! I first showed her what to do with the scrollsaw and where not to put her fingers and showed her how to turn the wood and move the wood slowly and not to put too much pressure on the blade. She followed my instructions perfectly and when she first started cutting and turning her project she commented that it was like “Mommy’s sewing machine” and come to think of it I have have to agree with her! Just using a different medium with different results! She does use mommy’s sewing machine with supervision!
The finished project.
Grandpop and Granddaughter posing proudly with the finished project.
Touching farewell picture drawn by my granddaughter.
After we finished cutting and sanding the bunny my wife took over with the painting part, sadly the picture was accidentally deleted and I have no finished picture of the painting. She elected to paint it white with pink for the inner ears.
This is the first time I had done a project with any of my grandkids and I can tell you that it won’t be the last!
Enjoy reading and thanks for looking.
Erwin, Jacksonville, FL
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL