how to make a hippopotamus smile?

 4x6 in ink on paper + cut paper feather

4x6 in ink on paper + cut paper feather

How to make a hippopotamus smile?
How to make him run for more than a mile?
It's not a party with a paper hat
is not a dogie or a kitty cat
That's not what hippos do!
 4x6 in ink & cut paper

4x6 in ink & cut paper

They ooze in the gooze without any shoes
They waddle in the water 'till their lips turn blue
That's what hippos do!
 
 4x6 in ink & cut paper

4x6 in ink & cut paper

This is a very silly camp, repeat and do after me song.  It was stuck in my head for many weeks after going to camp with my son.  And it only took said weeks to memorize the words.  I tend to make up my own lyrics, and come to find out, there are several versions of this song, so I could have totally made mine up all along.

I was encouraging my family to do it together.  But no one wanted to, so I found another outlet.  For now,  I am brave enough to be silly in front of my kids, and show you my drawings.  Small steps.