First the kids sketched their pictures on pieces of cardboard.
Then they worked, with one foreground area at a time, covering in various beans and noodles.
Until, finally, every foreground image was covered, and they filled in the background to complete the picture:
These will go up on display in the playroom for awhile. :-)
In other news, one of my sweet friends left today on a 5,800-mile road trip. We'll be tracking her progress on the map in the kitchen. Lucky gal gets to stay in one of my all-time favorite cities, Monterey, CA.