A family of snow creatures created by our girls. They include a deer (antlers and all), an owl with green eyes and a turtle with pinecone legs. There is also a dog that is not pictured, but was quite cute. All you need is some packing snow, sticks, rocks, leaves, pinecones, and a little imagination! A perfect activity for a sun filled snowy day…
We have had more fun watching the kids enjoy the easy-to-make Jitterbug. At the NoCo Mini Maker Faire we had one on display and our daughter made instructions to hand out. Here they are…what a great project for Thanksgiving break : )
Hopefully we will have more posts soon…it has been a busy few months.
Our 8 year old spent the weekend playing with the lemon circuits and making a direction sheet to hand out when we go to the NoCo Mini Maker Faire. Here it is—she did such a great job and can’t wait to show off her circuit! What fun it is to have such great maker kids!
On October 5th we will be heading to the NoCo Mini Maker Faire. Our ideas and projects are coming together. We will have a small 10×10 booth with a few things to do and see.
As part of the Cardboard Challenge going on at the faire, we will be bringing our own cardboard inspired game… Ours is a cardboard tower with different stuffed animals placed throughout. The object of the game will be to take the giant slingshot we are building to launch a bird (hopefully not an angry bird) to knock down the tower. We will be setting up in the next few days to test it out and see how it works!
More ideas will be added…we just hope there will be enough room!
Last night we had fun experimenting with lemon batteries. We used 3 juicy lemons, a galvanized nail and a penny to power a blinking LED. We measured 2.1V at the output! We let it run over night and the LED was still faintly blinking in the morning, over 13 hours later. It was great to see the kids’ enthusiasm and excitement when they got it working!
Our 11 year old daughter will be displaying a model of the GOES-Rsatellite she is building for a school project and our other kids will have cool stuff to show off as well. We are in the process of thinking of what we will bring, show and make that day–it has been a real inspiration to us as a family.