Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Flat Tanek

Last week during the Library story time for the craft they were going to make a flat replica of theirself. This is copied from the books and projects "Flat Stanley". I had never heard of it, but there is a lot out there on google about flat Stanleys. So we made our "flat Tanek". It was so much fun making him and the idea is to send him places in the world where you might want to go. We looked on Google and found out a lot about flat Stanley. We colored him and I took a picture of his face to and put it on the flat Tanek. It just looks more life like with his real face. We are going to start taking flat Tanek on trips or send him places with other people like they do in the Flat Stanley projects. We may send him home with Aunt Grandma to Washington state so he can experience the same trip the real Tanek went on a few years ago. We may need to make a smaller Flat Tanek as this one is life size. They usually send a smaller one on long trips.

This was such a fun project to do together. We both did a lot of coloring and trying to get the right picture for the face took a few tries. Tanek is very happy with his flat Tanek and he is resting on the dinning room table.

This is really a fun project to do with a child. I am looking forward to seeing where all this flat Tanek ends up going and with who. We had a great time today. Just one of the fun things I get to do while home schooling him. Of course this doesn't have to be a school project. We are doing a lot of fun things this summer and making a lot of fun memories. Flat Stanley has been around for 40 years and there are all kinds of things about him on google. So we will be learning more things to do with our flat Tanek in the future. Besides when Tanek isn't here I can keep flat Tanek and hang him up and it will be almost like having a real little boy here.


Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather said...

Thats an awesome Flat Tanek!! How can you have never heard of this Nana?? We did Flat Kirsten and Flat Hannah - and even had Flat Austin come and stay with us for a visit. We have yet to do Flat Emily though - I have to say thats the best and most real looking Flat Tanek I have ever seen!

Nana said...

I don't know how I never heard of a flat Stanley before, but if I did I don't remember it. I don't remember flat Kirsten or flat Hannah. But you know I am getting old and the memory is just not like it used to be:) Maybe flat Emily could spend sometime here with flat Tanek. It is fun. Flat Tanek is hanging on the sliding door right now. He has been enjoying the day.