Tag Archiv: arts and crafts

Tour the World by Flower: Michigan

Today I am excited to join up with Play Ground Park Bench and a great group of bloggers to present to you a world-wide tour by flower.

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Since I currently live in Michigan, I present you with the elegant yet simple apple blossom. The apple blossom is the official state flower of Michigan, to learn about the official wild flower of Michigan you’ll have to visit Betsy’s Photography.

Or better yet, view the entire world by flower at Play Ground Park Bench!
Every flower talked about comes with its own kiddie craft you can do!  (more…)

Super Hero Crafts

Our local homeschool group has a monthly gathering during the autumn/winter/spring months which we refer to as “gym day.” The primary purpose of these gym days are social, though we try to provide the children with many gross motor activities and a few crafts. Here are some of the crafts that we planned for our most recent super hero themed gym day.

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Make Your Own Action Figure

Our local homeschool group has a monthly gathering during the autumn/winter/spring months which we refer to as “gym day.” The primary purpose of these gym days are social, though we try to provide the children with many gross motor activities and a few crafts. One such craft for our most recent super hero themed gym day was to create our own action figures.

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The Ultimate Star Wars Linky Party

May 4th is coming up soon and I know many of us Star Wars fanatics are hunting down the perfect cosplays, crafts, snack foods, and lesson plans to “wow” our kids with.

To make it easier to find exactly what you are looking for, I and my co-hosts bring you The Ultimate Star Wars Linky Party. All things Star Wars separated by category for ease of searching.

But first a quick tutorial on how to make some super awesome Star Wars footprint (and paw print) art.

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On Beyond Zombie, How-To Geekify Any Picture Book

When I first hosted the ABCs of Raising Well-Rounded Geeklings in March of 2014, I felt saddened at the end of the series. I had written about 26 different topics of geeky interest but that was barely even the tip of the iceburg! I knew I wanted to continue to talk about geeky parenting and so I created the On Beyond Zombie series, a weekly linky party dedicated to all things geek-parenting related.

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Kraken

In Norse mythology, the Kraken is a large beast of the sea. The myth probably originates from a giant squid spotted in the waters then it was written about and there were stories relayed through song, however it has in recent years become a part of pop culture, having been featured in several major motion pictures.

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Galaxy

When we think of the galaxy, the vastness that is space, one of the first things we think of is stars. If you’re lucky enough to live in the country, you probably can get a decent view of the stars every night before bed. Those of us who are inhibited by city air pollution are considerably less fortunate in terms of star gazing.

There are however several ways we can study the night sky, without actually seeing it. One way is to go to a planetarium, which we do with one of our homeschool groups every month. Another way is to make constellation luminaries.

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Elves

When we talk of elves, I always think of Tolkien’s elvish warriors with their beautifully made weapons and the grace with which they fought, making a battle scene look almost like a dance. My children and I love the movies, of course, but we also have spent many an afternoon curled up listening to the audio book.

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