Thursday, January 31, 2008
~blanket stitch on an edge~
Materials: Felt for both projects, needle, embroidery thread, button, pins and a 3" x 5" ruled notebook. Instructions for both projects and a color Hearts and Trees Sewing School Two Ways to Sew a Blanket Stitch handout.
Your Options: I have two variations of this kit available: a yellow and orange kit with sun applique and a red and pink kit with heart applique. Please let me know which you prefer.
The pink and red kit includes a heart applique.
The yellow and orange kit includes a sun applique.
THESE KITS ARE SOLD OUT!!! BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY OTHER KITS AND ITEMS FOR SALE!!!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Feel free to leave me a comment. I'd love to hear about your experiences catching and studying snowflakes.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
For Two Bagel Bird Feeders You Will Need:
A day old bagel (cut in half)
Lard, peanut butter or honey
String or ribbon
To Make the Bagel Birdfeeder:
1. Spread the lard, peanut butter or honey on the bagel half.
2. Roll the bagel in the birdseed. (Or put both the covered bagel and the birdseed in a large ziplock bag and shake.)
3. Tie the string ribbon through the hole of the bagel.
4. Hang your bagel from a tree somewhere near a window and observe the birds that come to eat.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
This lapbook was designed with 6-12 year olds in mind. Most of the components can be done by students of any age, but younger students may need a little extra help with the copy work and cutting. We designed it to encourage a lot of observing, so some parents with younger students are having their students do the observations (ie clouds, weather conditions, and phases of the moon) and the parent is helping with the recording.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Fall Art, Handicraft, and Nature Study
Each kit includes the instructions and materials to complete easy and fun handicraft, art and nature study projects with a minimum of effort. (Please note that you will need to provide common art supplies such as glue, tape, watercolors, crayons, hole punch, etc.)
These kits were gathered with children ages 6-12 in mind. The parent will need to be involved in some of the more complex projects such as the hand-sewing activity and for the baking of the Sculpey.
Contents of this kit:
9. Weather Lapbook (which includes: Winter Nature Journal, Kinds of Clouds, Moon Log, Weather Words, Wind Scale, Weather Record, Weather Forecasting, and space for your own weather poem)
We are offering this Winter Art, Handicraft, and Nature Study Kit for the low price of $9.95 plus $4.60 Priority rate postage. (If shipping outside of US or Canada, email us for shipping costs.)
Sunday, January 6, 2008
See the pretty snowflakes
Falling from the sky;
On the wall and housetops
Soft and think they lie.
On the window ledges,
On the branches bare;
Now how fast they gather,
Filling all the air.
Look into the garden,
Where the grass was green;
Covered by the snowflakes,
Not a blade is seen.
Now the bare black bushes
All look soft and white,
Every twig is laden,
What a pretty sight!
Linda A. Copp
Snowflakes spill from heaven's hand
Lovely and chaste like smooth white sand.
A veil of wonder laced in light
Falling Gently on a winters night.
Graceful beauty raining down
Giving magic to the lifeless ground.
Each snowflake like a falling star
Smiling beauty that's spun afar.
Till earth is dressed in a robe of white
Unspoken poem the hush of night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent and soft and slow
Descends the snow.
The snow fell softly all the night.
It made a blanket soft and white.
It covered houses, flowers and ground,
But it didn't make a single sound.
I can't go visit a snowbird
-I don't know where he stays.
I can't go visit a chickadee
-He has such flitty ways.
I can't go visit a blue jay
Atop a snowy tree,
And so I scatter seeds around
And have them visit ME.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Katsushika Hokusai- Thunderstorm at the Foot of the Mountain
Alfred Sisley- Snow at Louveciennes
Paul Signac- Snow, Boulevard de Clichy, Paris
Pieter Bruegel- The Hunters in the Snow
Pieter Bruegel- Winter Landscape with a Bird Trap