Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pine scented sachet

Today we made pine scented sachets. CG added cinnamon and apple spice to hers and SA added green tea to his. We used an old shirt and had many smells to choose from.

We could have filled them more. ...next time

Friday, November 25, 2011

We made clay

We made air dry clay today, it was very fun.C.G. said she could do it everday. I wanted to make some as well but ran out of salt so I had to pass this time. If it turns out nice I am sure we will be making more.

3/4 C flour, 1/2 C salt, 1 1/2 t Alum, 1 1/2 t vegatable oil, mix together add boiling water to desired consistancy (I think it was around 1/2 cup maybe) and mix. Color is optional.

SA made blue

CG made pink

Surprise under the table.

After our clay pieces dry I will post pictures.

Fun in the snow

We really enjoy playing outside in the snow. C.G. and S.A. love making snow angels, snowmen forts, slides, and exploring everything cpvered in white. We obviously got some more snow and had some fun.


They made us a walkway and a throne. I am the Queen (I was told)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fun with Books and Magazines.

 For some reason I find it very interesting to make things out of other objects that are around. So I made this folded book just for fun. My husband asked what is it, my response was I don't know but it would look really good on a Library wall.  I also made a bowl out of old magazines. That was very interesting, I am going to make more and change the sizes a little. Keep in mind that these are not perfect, they are the first ones that I have made. I am can only improve from this point on.....right..

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Autumn Nature Study

As part of our schooling we do a lot of Nature Study. The kids were learning about different textures in nature. They examined bark, moss, leaves, and bugs. They also looked for feathers, bird nests and eggshells. Autumn came and went very quickly, at the end of October we had snow.
Examining a Maple tree.

She loved the color of that leaf

Soft moss, it was like a pillow.

Seeing this up close was amazing.
LL Bean  youtube video The Final Charge

Then we had snow in October...really.