After listening to the podcast How To Turn Failures Into Robots from Big Life Kids Podcast S was inspired to create a boat out of a plastic bottle.
So we did a bit of brainstorming & then found this video on YouTube. So S wrote down the materials needed so we would be ready for the morning. Rice, 2 pencil, 2 foam, bottle.
Categories: Crafts, Homeschool, Nature, Science
Tags: Activities, Appreciating Nature, Craft, Creating, Curiosity., Follow Directions, Homeschool, Learning, Nature, Problem Solving, Science
Today I rummaged through my craft drawers & found elastic and cotton fabric. So I headed over to Cricut’s Design Space program and got to cutting. I followed Lorrie Nunemaker’s tutorial here. Initially I attempted to cut the fabric with my rotary blade but my Cricut Maker was not recognizing it today. (Very frustrating). So I went the other route and cut the template out of cardstock and then A helped me cut out the pattern.
This year I made coordinating t-shirts for the cousins. The theme this time was Kindness. I picked colors, designs, & sails I thought would fit each of them. Then I created or modified the design in Cricut’s Design Space. Next I printed the designs on Infusible Ink. After wedding them, I prepped the shirts and used the Easy Press 2 to apply the design to each shirt. (Heat safe tape was handy to make sure the design did not move when applying). After letting it cool (it is hard to wait to see the design, especially the transformation of the colors with the Infusible Ink) I was able to reveal the completed shirts!
I love how each of them turned out and hope the kids like it at least a fraction of that. 😉
Until we create again. Kippis!
Categories: Crafts, Cricut
It is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. So we decided to do a unit on it. Keep reading to see the activities we created!
Categories: Cardboard, Crafts, Imagination, Science, Theme Day
Tags: Art, Cardboard, Friends, Imagination, Learning, Science, Theme
A has been working on learning to read. So we decided to create a little reading nook area in her room. So we looked at some ideas on Pinterest. And then we headed to the stores.
So A realized the other day that it was almost Christmas and she didn’t have anything for her friend. So, she thought about things he likes and settled on Star Wars. Then she decided she wanted to sew him a pillow like she made for herself. So off to Joann Fabrics we went. She found some fleece Star Wars fabric she liked. Easy decision!
I have been making an effort to make more meaningful connections and to be present when with people. So along these lines I have been using my new cricut maker to create some personalized homemade cards.
This month we are focusing on being Thankful and ways to show Kindness towards others. To help with this we have crated a Thankful Tree where the leaves are handwritten notes of what we are thankful for.
So to help spread this mindset we started our tree on our Family Diner night so our friends could join with us. I was very happy with how engaged everyone was and the time and thought they put into their leaves.
Categories: Art, Crafts, Fine Motor, Homeschool, Responsibilities, Theme Day, Uncategorized
Tags: Art, Caring, Craft, Creating, Cricut, Feelings, Fine Motor, Friends, Help, Homeschool, Kindness, Learning, Listening, manners, Questions, Responsibilities, Scissors, Sharing, Thankful, Theme
So recently I bought myself a Cricut Maker. (A smart cutting machine.) So after the sample card they suggested making I decided to try & make some decorations for our Fall/Halloween party.
(This one I framed and then added little battery powered wire lights behind it.)
Today we did one of the activities from A’s kiwi co box. Her theme this month is about Bodies. We started off with the story & then let her choose which of the 3 projects she wanted to make today. She choose the stethoscope.
It was fun watching her figure out what parts went where & then continue to try on the difficult parts for assembly.
As soon as they finished making it they got right to trying it out.
Which of course lead to them playing Dr. 🙂