If you haven’t already, go check out our tutorial on how to build a Viking Longboat out of plastic bottles. The following are the finished product pictures and LittleMan’s dreams come to fruition as we sailed around a local lake, aptly named Lake Valhalla.
LittleMan has inherited his mother’s knack for dreaming up big projects and, while we’re not always keen to jump on board with his time consuming and expensive ideas, we do try to support him when possible.
This plastic bottle Viking longboat was one such idea that we could get behind. (more…)
Many geeks are big fans of Japanese art and culture. It only makes sense that sushi would become iconic in geek circles. I still can’t believe that when we studied Japan last year, we never bothered to have sushi!
All this month I’m going to be sharing with you crafts and activities that I’ve made with some custom Gallifreyan writing which I got from Applique Geek. Applique Geek has something for every fandom so be sure to check them out and let them know Suzy Homeschooler sent you.
Last week we shared some free printable Gallifreyan Writing Activity Mats, this week we’ll be sharing another free printable of Gallifreyan writing, along with some ideas to make Gallifreyan writing ornaments for your tree.
For our first ornament idea you’ll need our free printable (which you can download below) and some pipe cleaners, I used white.
Inspired by an episode of Wild Kratts in which the Kratt brothers explained the construction of a beaver dam and beaver lodge, LittleMan rounded up a couple of the neighborhood children to pretend to be beavers and make their own beaver homes!
I recently purchased my first paper punches and I’ve been going a little punch-crazy around here ever since. For this craft I used a leaf-shaped paper punch, blank index cards, green crayons, a Sharpie marker, a glass bottle from the recycling bin, a small branch from outside, and some glue.
For today’s post I’m joining with Emma, writer of P is for Preschooler, to share with you two versions of child-made Christmas puppets. So when you’re done reading this post be sure to pop on over to see what Emma and her lovely daughter came up with.
For LittleMan’s puppets, we were inspired by the classic Halloween craft: lollipop ghosts. I suggested to LittleMan that if we used red tissue paper instead of white, we could make the lollipop look like Santa. LittleMan then suggested green for an elf and yellow for a reindeer. I suppose you could also use white for a snowman but we didn’t go that route.
I am extremely lucky that my husband is a very supportive man as well as a hands-on dad. Yesterday I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by my to-do list what with holiday prep, lesson planning, cleaning, and social obligations so he offered to take the children off my hands for a couple hours. He was even thoughtful enough to snap some pictures so I could see what they got up to while I was off doing my own thing.
Here’s a fun project for the beginner cutter.
All that is needed is a paper lunch sack of any color, child-sized scissors, markers (or paint, crayons, colored pencils, etc..), and a favorite stuffed animal to model it when finished. (more…)