. . . what these are.
The girls brought them home from school today. They were also wearing construction-paper Indian headresses, so I assumed that they were something to do with Thanksgiving.
However, Catherine said they were volcanoes. And said something about "vava". I asked her if she meant the red part was lava, and she corrected me, "No, vava."
Then she instructed me on the names of the other components. "This is called a tube. This is called tape."
Um, that didn't shed any light on it for me. Anyone out there have any ideas?
Naturally, I exclaimed about how wonderful they are. Whatever they are.
Holly wins! I asked the teacher today what exactly they were and she said they were just experimenting with three-dimensional building. So it's Modern Art. Perhaps if I had an actual formal education in Art like Holly I wouldn't be such a diehard rigid representationalist. Not every work of art has to "be" something else, right?