Busy Hands

17 Nov

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.

november-13-2008-125Yet 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.


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3 responses to “Busy Hands

  1. Christa

    November 20, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    You guys and your imagination never cease to amaze me 😉

  2. drippon

    November 21, 2008 at 9:03 am

    do you remember playing that milk jug ball game in Mr. Dowling’s gym class at Lanesboro? That’s what your video reminded me… Its funny, I just washed out 3 jugs that I had saved in order to make this game for my 3 shirelings.

  3. nilesjess

    December 6, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Love all the “good one” encouragements. 😉


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