We are on school holidays. Yay!
The last few weeks of term were busy. I started doing some relief teaching, which meant some family routine adjustments on the mornings when I was called at 8:00am. I LOVE being back in the classroom!
I thought I might share a few things that we created during this past school term. A friend of mine makes amazing bento box lunches for her kids. I was inspired and tried my hand at a very hungry caterpillar bento. I am not posting a photo of my friend's caterpillar, as you will not be at all impressed with mine if you saw the two together!!
My kids absolutely loved them, so I'll call it a success. I am grateful for friends that are so inspiring! It was also great to finally use the silicone cupcake liners that have been in my cupboard for years.
Zoe was required to design and make a 3D island. I am insisting on showing you photos of the island as the making of it affected our entire family. For weeks. Almost every room in our house (bar the toilet) had at least one pile of recycled 'bits' that Zoe used on her island.
|Papier mache base.|
|Water fall with hydro electric station.|
|Reef (made out of our old trampoline mat straps!).|
|Airport terminal, runway, train station and railway.|
|One of many bridges. This one is for the railway.|
|Shopping precinct, complete with helipad, bridge and travelator for pedestrians!|
|Quay and tunnel to the main land.|
And like her mother always does, Zoe sustained a hot glue gun injury. I'm personally thinking of it as a tribute to me.
|Hot glue gun blister!|
And what is a school term without some of our favourite type of water colour painting? Food dyes how I love thee!
|Starting off with a pencil drawing.|
|Inspired by Dr Seuss.|
Zoe and Eli made these turtle containers. Two empty water bottles and some foam craft sheets, plus a little glue and you're done!
Oh, and a little bead for the 'handle' on the flap opening. Zoe recommends using something a little less obvious than permanent marker when you are drawing out your turtle shape!
And another projects completed by Zoe (the whole term was a series of projects). This is another that I was glad to see finished! I think that Zoe secretly loves papier mache...
|This cute echidna did eventually get eyes.|
|I must confess to helping Zoe with this project. The skewers were too long, so my job was to snap a third of the length off. All three hundred and fifty of them.|
We are looking forward to some exciting craft activities during our two week school break (interspersed with orthodontic appointments and cleaning out bedrooms. But we don't say those things out loud!).