Sunday, November 21, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
They make great wind socks too.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Easy to make with left over irrigation hose. I followed this great tutorial, but my hose was 1/2 inch which was a little floppy, so I doubled it up. The electrical tape is really expensive (about $5 a roll), but the Hoops didn't have the same appeal without. My son and his friend loved choosing their own colors.
My son had never used a hula hoop before. But by the second day he could do 50 nonstop loops. I'm lucky if I make 3.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
It is the easiest project. And kids these days never get to play with dead things so there was the inevitable fish fight.
All you need is a dead fish, fabric paint and a blank T-shirt. Though it turned out to be the most expensive of my eco class projects so far. The fabric paint is so pricey and the kids love squirting most of the bottle on. (In one of the pictures below the fish has about $5 worth of paint on it - deep breath)
I usually get a few small frozen tilapia because they are only a couple dollars each. But there seemed to be a shortage. I went to several stores and struck out. So I bought a milk fish (that unfortunately had already had it's scales removed) and some salmon heads. My last stop, at an Asian grocery that I had never been to before, had bags of small frozen river fish.
The fish heads were the most interesting (and the kids had the most fun with them also - putting "make-up" on them and such) One ended up looking like a nuclear hazard sign and another like a butterfly.
I love seeing how they differ. And one boy even wore his t-shirt to school the next day.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
We also made some envelopes from an old catalogue, the idea was to seal them in before the mom's came to pick up. Unfortunately we ran over time and all the mom's heard lots of yelling "don't look!" when they came to pick up.
I hope they like them.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
My son and I took a shallow pan out to the back yard and gathered items for this garden. We mostly picked things up off the ground and didn't kill anything. Then we selected a planter bottom to use. we lined it with dirt, then arranged the stones and sticks, then the moss and plants. Then he ran and got his dinosaurs and made a big set up with tar pit and ocean. He named the dinos as he placed them and had the herbosaurs eating plants and the others hunting.
We then placed it in his bedroom. We will mist in once in a while to try to keep the moss alive.