A Meemaw South Padre Island Adventure

My Meemaw friends and I just returned from a great road trip to South Padre Island. Our goal was to visit the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and the Turtle Rescue. One of the Meemaws could not make the trip, so we took her with us in the form of Flat Kaye. This is based on the adventure stories of Flat Stanley. It was fun documenting our trip with Flat Kaye. I did not get to document the 15 minutes we were locked outside on the top of the five story observation tower. We were too busy trying to get someone to come rescue us.
We saw 35 different species of birds on a super windy, and very cold day. We even got to see an Osprey dive and catch a fish, and then watch him fly up to the top of the water tower to enjoy his catch.
The turtle rescue was my favorite.These beautiful creatures stole my heart.
We are planning a return trip for next year.

Flat Kaye

An enjoyable book and activity in my classroom, was Flat Stanley. The children had so much fun taking Flat Stanley on adventures. They would also send him to friends and relatives to take on journeys and visit different places. It was a great way to learn about other cities, states, and places.
My Meemaw friends and I are preparing for a trip to South Padre Island. We are going to visit bird sanctuaries and sea turtle rescues. One of the Meemaws will not be able to go on this trip. I did not want her to miss out on our fun, so I made a Flat Kaye doll.
I drew the doll on muslin and backed it with double-sided Bosal foam and felt. After sewing on the doll outline, I used pinking shears to cut close to the outline. Then I used acrylic paint and a fabric medium to add color. My plan is to include Flat Kaye in the photos we take on our trip. I guess I am still in teacher-mode and I feel the need to plan fun activities for my friends. 😊