We were able to accomplish quite a bit yesterday in our craft/work day.
When everyone arrived we began a group project of making mosaic stepping stones.
This young lady is feeling the pain at the thought of breaking a pretty salad plate. Breaking tile and dishes was great for the boys. They did it with relish – with not one iota of remorse. 🙂
After making our stepping stones we took a break for lunch. Then it was on to sewing for the girls and a wood working project for the boys.
The girls were making little coin bags for our co-op day. We are going to hand out these bags with some fake money (what we’ll use for money we’re not sure about – any ideas? our guests will actually get what they want for free, we’re just “pretending” that they’re buying it) to friends and family on the day we give our speeches. Each family is going to have a table set up with wares they are hawking. Friends and family will be able to go from table to table deciding on what they would like to purchase.
The boys made catapults. This one is a Wild Donkey or Onager Catapult and came from the book The Art of the Catapult by William Gurstelle. Beware though that if you make this, there are some instructions that were incorrect. Russell and another dad that was here were in charge of this project and spotted the error and was able to correct it before they made a mistake. This project only cost each boy $6.
The the painting of signs and castles began. Cardboard everywhere.
A couple of the girls even drew and painted a knight. They cut out his face so that people can put their own into it and get a picture.
After the painting, supper was served and then there was clean-up, grouting of the stepping stones and gabbing. Oh, and even more sewing. Don’t pass out, but yours truly started a sewing project. IF I get it finished or even somewhat finished I’ll let you have a preview of it before our Big Day in September. Just one of the perks from reading my blog. I know you feel so privileged. 😀