Tag Archiv: Lord of the Rings


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.

E is for Elves  (more…)

Geeky Christmas DIYs


Geeky Christmas DIYs and MEGA CASH GIVEAWAY

Something about Christmas time always seems to bring the geeks out of the woodwork (or away from their game consoles, which ever the case may be). Perhaps it is the Doctor Who Christmas special we wait [im]patiently for, or perhaps it is the stack of brand new fantasy books we know we’ll find under the tree on Christmas morn. In any case there is no shortage of geeks catching the Christmas spirit and finding unique ways to make their holidays reflect who they are. (more…)

Middle Earth, Wizards, Elves, Dwarves, and such

I haven’t mentioned it much but my family loves -LOVES- Lord of the Rings. My husband read the books in highschool, I’ve basically got the movies memorized, and LittleMan thinks the LOTR LEGO games are the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Last year I put together this pretty sweet Lord of the Rings small world play in our dry bathtub, it was a pretty big hit with LittleMan. Just some LEGO figures, silk leaves, smooth stones, washable paint, and a bit of dry moss to pull it off.
Middle Earth, small world play and free printable copy work cards (more…)

Lord of the Rings Small World Play

This morning I was eating my breakfast, browsing Pinterest, the usual routine, when I saw this brilliant idea for small world play from In Lieu of Preschool. She had set up a wonderful scene by painting her bathtub, then using random crafty items (playdough, pipecleaners, glass gems, etc..) to add details. The end result was FULLY. AWESOME.

Only one problem…her scene is based off the book Peter Rabbit. While a wonderful classic children’s story, not something LittleMan would be too terribly interested in. So I pondered. And pondered. And put my own geeky twist on it. Before I knew what I was doing, I was lamely trying to recreate a classic scene from Middle Earth in my own bath tub. The end result of my poor painting skills was laughable. Luckily I had props to supplement my lack of artistic ability. See for yourself. (more…)