Sunday, 20 January 2008

The kids unplugged project this week was toothpicks. http://www.unplugyourkids.com and when I told Lily, she became very excited and said she knew exactly what she wanted to for it. Lily had decided that she wanted to make a star mobile. We drew a shape of a star on paper as a guide, then she filled the star with glue, then laid the cocktail sticks one by one in the shape , then left it to dry. We haven't quite finished yet as she wants to peel the paper off and then paint it. Then she wants to hang it in her bedroom. Lily doesn't very often come up with ideas of what she would like to do, but she was really enthused with this. It also tied in nicely with her routine visit to the dentist, which is on Tuesday. So we ended up having little chats about dental hygiene and the uses of a tooth pick. I really must get my self along to Claire's and look for my camera cable, every one's blogs look so nice when you can see the photo's of what people have achieved. So impressive.

6 comments:

Mom Unplugged said...

I am so glad that Lily enjoyed herself. If you find your camera, please take a picture, I would love to see it! Thanks again for joining in and we'll see you next Monday!

Heather said...

That is great that she was so excited. I can not wait to see a picture of it.

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

I love it when the kids come up with ideas themselves! Sounds like you had a great time together!

You get a "Good Job, Mom!" for bringing the whole dental hygiene part in to play! Me? I gave my kids marshmallows! HA! :)

Andrée said...

Good idea. You could make snowflakes, too, come to think of it. I just saw a site of actual photos of snowflakes and this would be an excellent way to create them and learn geometry and recursion!

soo said...

I'm not so keen on marshmallows, but I think Lily would have jumped at the chance, think she might have preferred them to the dental hygiene chat, but once again she is a happy bunny after our trip to the dentist and she was in the chair 2 seconds and he announced that everything was ok. Phew
The snow flake idea sounds great, I love watching the snow falling and the unique patterns that the flakes have.

Kate in NJ said...

I hope you find your camera and
post pictures. I'd love to "see it".
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