G, went to work painting penguin counters, for her younger sisters, yesterday, modeled after some outrageously, cute ones we saw over at First Grader...At Last. They made theirs with black, glass, vase weights, but we didn't have any on hand, so we opted to use a left over bag of wood knobs/doll heads.
She gave them a base layer of black, tempera paint. Then returned, when that dried, to add details in white, with the final touches of black, and orange going on last.
She had some trouble painting triangular beaks, so opted for little noses instead, making them look slightly less penguin like, but still pretty cute, I think.
I'm sure C (age 4), is going to have a great time using them today, to practice counting by 10's.
It's great to be a homeschooler.