Behind the Blog

Initially, I called this blog the "Build With Me Blog" because "build with me" was the request that I heard the most often from my two year old daughter. While the blog and my own DUPLO builds started out as something that I could do with my daughter, it has evolved into something more for me. While we most definitely still build together, we also now build in parallel.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Creepies and Crawlies: Ladybug

DUPLO Ladybug
    Land Ho! After building so many nautical animals, we are finally working on some land based creatures. I am not a huge fan of insects, but ladybugs fall into what I call the "cute bug" category - along with moths, butterflies, grasshoppers, beetles, crickets, and fireflies. I have also recently learned that ladybugs are very helpful garden insects. Given the state of our garden, I should be releasing hordes of them into the yard.
    Anyway, I am trying not to pass my prejudices down to Bella which is why you will find me enthusiastically building DUPLO bugs, handling slugs, and entering the snake house at the zoo. We really did have a lot of fun constructing our ladybug. The legs are the same DUPLO gas pump hoses that we used to make the tentacles on the jellyfish. We love those pumps. They are a lot of fun to use. Bella wanted the ladybug to have a visible face so we added the eyes which you can see from the front.
DUPLO Ladybug with Eyes

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