I sent the post to my dad, made him read it and then instructed him to go to home depot to buy the supplies listed exactly as Ms. MerMag had described. Having the kind of dad I have (a good one), he bought the required wood and cut squares for me according to Ms. MerMag's instructions.
For my son's birthday, my dad sent me about 100 freshly cut tiles from home depot. I bought some red, blue and yellow paint, took painters tape and made beautiful straight lines on the diagonal of the squares and got to painting.
It took me almost a year to finish (partly because life is busy and partly because I'm lazy), but I'm finished.
So here they are. Don't look too closely or compare them to Ms. MerMag's, because her squares are painted way better.
My boy isn't too into making geometric shapes but he likes when I arrange the tiles to create a road that he can drive his little toy cars down. He also likes to stack the tiles and knock them down but his favorite thing to do is throw them across the room or at the cat.
|My Dad and My Son in My Sister's Garage taken July 2009.|