I repaired the roof of my son’s train station using a bit of cardboard reinforced using papier-mâché and paint. Having done that, I was inspired to make more structures for his train set. So I came up with the idea of making more generic buildings for his imaginative play.As a result, this happened: Having finished…… Continue reading Art Attack*
Okay, there has been little to share regarding our play time because most of it is…well, better kept offline since it involves wee naked babbies and water. But this? This was so much fun even for me! Thank you, A Little Delightful, for the recipe to make this psyllium slime: I always make sure the…… Continue reading Slime Time!
How I wish that I could actually teach well! Perhaps this is the main reason why I am so afraid of the idea of homeschooling. That said, we did have some artistic fun today–and I realised I’d rather make watercolours for my son than buy them because it seems that palette was more expensive than I…… Continue reading Watercolour Adventures
Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid; it has properties of both liquids and solids. You can slowly dip your hand into it like a liquid, but if you squeeze the oobleck or punch it, it will feel solid. The name oobleck comes from the Dr. Seuss book, “Bartholomew and theOobleck.”Jul 11, 2012 (via LiveScience.com) I hadn’t…… Continue reading Oobleck Art
I, regrettably, did not take a lot of photos. But last Saturday was quite possibly the best fun ever with the boys. The heat has been terrible around here. Summer has always been less than ideal in terms of temperature unless you’ve easy access to a pool or the sea, and with the climate being…… Continue reading Romp and Circumstance
Sunday afternoon found me finally introducing Llew to cloud dough. It’s not as easy to sift through the fingers as kinetic sand but, in my opinion, it’s close enough (plus I did find a recipe for kinetic sand, too, I just haven’t tried it out yet). What I love about it is that it’s two…… Continue reading Sandy Sunday
I found this old silk screen some weeks back when we did a random inspection and cleaning of the storage closet: We used this to create our own sheets of paper for an experiment back in high school. It’s filthy and I had to wash it–ended up getting the gum from the paper tape on…… Continue reading Tabula Rasa