Friday, January 28, 2011

A day of projects

Yesterday seemed like a day of constant projects! We started out making beaded necklaces. Rylan tries to steal Holden's "pride and joy" necklace he made at school on a daily basis. I decided it would probably be a good idea for him to make his own. Which he has been wearing ever since! After making several necklaces, Holden wanted to make something with pipe cleaners. We came up with beaded hearts for Valentine's Day. I thought we were done for the day, then all of a sudden Holden remembered making stain glass hearts last year and wanted to make them too. It is remarkable how he can just remember things out of the blue! So, yes, that is what we did next...shaved the crayons, placed the shavings on a heart shaped wax paper, use a towel and a hot iron to melt the crayons, and there you have it, stain glassed hearts. We made several hearts, and I do mean several, and hung them around the house.
Then, as Rylan was waking up from his nap, we decided to make yarn hearts. I mean really, why not we were on a roll! First you place the yarn in the cornstarch glue, then use a cookie cutter for a mold, bake and then you have a yarn heart. Our day of projects was a little unexpected but the boys had a great time creating and making a mess for me to clean up!

No comments: