Posts Tagged With: Creating

Creating a floating boat

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.

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Face Mask

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.

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Activity: Book & Leprechaun Traps

Today we listened to Pete The Cat & the Great Leprechaun Chase on YouTube. (Wonderful resource when libraries are closed due to the Corona Virus).

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Craft: Reading Nook

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.

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Art: Shapies, Rubbing Alcohol, & Tiles

Today we had friends over and experimented with fun art. We started with white tiles from Home Depot (A whole $0.08 each!), Sharpies, and Rubbing Alcohol. First we drew on our tiles with our Sharpies.

Then we used eye droppers to drop 91% Rubbing Alcohol on our tiles.

Which then lead to experimenting with ways to move the rubbing alcohol around the tile. We tried blowing, straws, tilting, & paper towels.

(A then had a blast making art on her tile and then making art on paper towels. She has a large stack of them saved up, wait till you see her custom wrapping paper!)

Then we learned that we could do a later of maker and then rubbing alcohol, let it dry, and then add another drawing on top. Stencils worked great for adding the additional images.

And one of the best things we learned through this process was, if you don’t like it, just add more rubbing alcohol to the tile & wipe it dry!

Here are some of our masterpieces!

After these have dried I will seal them with a coat of Polyurethane and add some felt to the bottom.

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Cricut Cards

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.

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Thankful Tree

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.

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Rolled Paper Flowers -Cricut Maker

So I have been having a blast with my Cricut Maker. One thing I love about this is the ability to make things 3D. One way I have done this is by making 3D Rolled Paper Flowers.

First I got my pattern from Craftables. After downloading them I uploaded them to Cricut Design Space. I loaded cardstock and hit go.

After just a few minutes these were cut out.

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Art: Pouring Paint

A day off from school, rain, & a bit of a cough means it is the perfect day to finally try Pouring Paint!

First we set up some large cardboard boxes on the floor (easiest way to contain the mess with 2 kids), & got our supplies ready. A & S each picked 3 colors to start with.

We had 1 cup for each color. Then we added Pouring Medium to each cup & stirred it well.

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Kiwi Crate: Music (& feelings)

Today we have been focusing on Feelings. (Happy, silly, scared, worried, strong, ect.) So the Kiwi Crate box fit right in today with Music.

We started by talking about what are ways that you can show emotion. They came up with things like: drawing, words, face (smile, frown), dancing. Then dancing lead us to talk about what you hear when you dance sometimes…music!

So we read the story & had great discussions about many aspects of music, instruments, & feelings.

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