We’ve spent the last couple of days furiously reorganizing our garage and paring down while Grandma Charlotte’s been here to take Gracen for walks and visits to the park. One of the treasures I came across while going through years worth of boxed up goods were these wooden nesting dolls. My dad brought them home from Russia for me after one of his work stints there when I was a girl, and though I knew they were special then, I didn’t understand how much they’d mean to me one day down the road. What’s even better is now being able to share them with my little girl…
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After a morning spent at Granville Island with friends, we headed to Collage Collage, a local art studio and shop that specializes in creative experiences for children. Since it was BC’s first ever Family Day, Collage Collage was hosting a special event where families were invited to come in and work on decorating a family of wooden nesting dolls together.
We arrived to find everything set up for us and ready to go. Miss G was given a large paint smock, and together we painted all of the pieces according to Grae’s colour selections. While the paint dried, Gracen got washed up and played with the felt boards in the little nook, and then we drew the faces on with pencil and markers afterwards.
The project was difficult enough to absolutely require our involvement, but easy enough to allow Gracen to participate in the process fully. In the end, we left for home with a very happy bubba and our new nesting dolls in a box.
And judging by its popularity already, I just know that this colourful wooden family is going to quickly become a favourite.
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