We’ve been feeling very crafty lately.
There was a request to make salt dough ornaments and so, using every last bit of salt (and needing to quarter the recipe so that we would have enough), we did.
The spare wood pieces from behind the shed have become quite a source of amusement and invention. FYI- children do not require pre-made balance boards, balance beams, or balance anything else. A few different lengths and widths of board and the imaginations and inventions will amaze.
Sadie is becoming more independent with her cooking tools. Here she cuts apples and clementines for a fruit salad that she and Lijey ate for lunch.
The kids made glycerin soap bars complete with scents, colors, and trinkets in the middle- a surprise for clean kids!
Elijah paints his ornaments.
Sadie has been loving flipping through a library book called Eco Art- Earth Friendly Art and Craft Experiences for 3-9 year olds
She’d been waiting a while for a milk jug and before we knew it, we had two! The kids decided to make this ball game. It’s fun! It reminded me of jai alai which led to locating Spain on the map and watching YouTube videos of jai alai.
Let’s make an elevator for our babies! Tangled rope on the up-pull left us wondering about a better system. We’re thinking a pulley may be in order.
Yet another library book that has led to hours of fascination for both kids is this huge one (from the adult section) on the history of robotics. Here Sadie uses it as a template for her own drawing of a robot.