Sunday, December 8, 2013

Nina's Lego Adventure

photo by Mommy

One day, I went to Lego Build with Mrs. Quinn at Berkeley Library.  The challenge was to build a float for a parade.  Instead, I built a whole parade scene.  

Photo by Mrs. Quinn

And, that's how this story came to life:

Once upon a time, there was a beauty queen and she drove through the parade.  People cheered.  People were selling wands and food.  
The beauty queen was tossing out wands.
The people cheered and she smiled and waved.
The end.
Photo by Mommy

I built another one after this one.  It was about a man and a woman adventuring the seas.

Photo by Mommy

The story I just thought up about it is:

Once upon a time there was a lady and a man.  They rowed across the sea into the middle of it.  Then, they saw a little island, but they did not quite go to it yet.  They put a little bit of mail in their mailbox on their boat and then they oared towards shore.  The end

photo by Mrs. Quinn

The story I told Mommy at Lego Build was:

Two people are trying to row a boat that's really hard to row.  They are trying to get back to land.  They've been lost at sea for two years.  When they are going back, they see land and row to it.  The end.

My little brother also likes to build and tell stories.  He made one about KNIGHTS!

Photo by Mommy

His story was:

It's about knights.  they are fighting bad guys.  The bad guy stole some of their food and water because he was thirsty and hungry.

photo by Mrs. Quinn

We like Legos.  I like creating stories.

Do you like building with Legos?  What do you think I should build about next?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Packing Peanut Sculptures

This is my sculpture.

It’s called the Tomb Maze.  I made it with packing peanuts, toothpicks and water.  The people are in the tubes, which are attached.  Some tubes have dead ends.

(To make sculptures) you take two packing peanuts, dip one in water and then put the other one on top of it to attach them.

(On a structure), the toothpicks are for flags and stuff like that.  Or, they can be thinner tunnels that lead to the top.

The toothpicks can also make a top..  You make a ball then put toothpicks into the ball.  One has to point in and one has to put out.   

How do you use it?  You spin it around.  It might not work so good though.

You can make a marshmallow thing with the toothpicks and peanuts, too.   

But, don’t eat the packing peanuts.

As you can see, my brothers make things, too.

 My brother made The Charging Knights Against the Indian.

Jack made a spinning thing that can go in the air.

You can get packing peanuts in your packages.  They have to be the corn kind.

What will YOU create with packing peanuts?

 Bye-bye!  Leave a comment, please.

Friday, April 12, 2013

My Children's Museum Trip

Welcome to Princesshood!

Look at the girl. That is me! A princess. I'm being guarded by one knight because the other doesn't have a shield and he lost his shoe, breastplate and sword.

The king is out. He has a crown. He is big. And I am his daughter. Remember I am a princess. I have a bunch of sisters.

This is me. I love my clothes! But I do have different dresses.

Bye for now!

I want you to try to make your own Egyptian clothes.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Make Your Own Batgirl Costume

Hello.  Welcome to Gotham City.

I have been dressing up as Batgirl.  It's pretty simple.

Do you know how to make a mask?  You take some paper and you cut it and, then, you put string on it and, then, you make it like a bat with markers.

Oh, by the way, do you see that bat on my shirt?  That's simple, too.  Super, super simple.  You cut paper until you make it look like a bat.  Then, you add detail to it with pen or pencil.

Oh, do you see that belt?  You just cut out a strip.  Then, you make bat on it.  Then, TA DAH!  You tape it on and you can Batgirl.

That is how you make my costume.

By the way, do you want to see Batman and Robin?  Well, you can see them a different time with me, Batgirl.  Or, look at my brother's blog.

By the way, do you like Batgirl?

Good-bye for today.

Oh, please comment.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Me as the Red Gnome

I created a character.  It was a red gnome.

My character said, "I don't believe this is the way to stop fighting."  I used a LOUD voice to say that.  

I wore red.

I used my body and my face to show drama.

I am a Drama Kid.  I feel good to be a Drama Kid, because I like acting.

How to you build a character?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

12 Things to Do in a Big Humongous Snow Storn

Yesterday, we had a big storm.  It started slow and gentle.  When it was falling, we play in it.  We also helped clean the cars.

By nighttime, it was hard snow and wind.  Then, it became big snow and hard snow.  The electricity went out.  In the morning, we ran and stood in front of the door in front of the big snow.  It was big, big... up to my legs.

 We asked Mommy and Daddy if we could go outside.  They said we could.  We trampled in the snow, sat and played.  And, we shoveled, and when we shoveled, we actually played in it, too, and made pits.

We climbed hills, rolled, had snowball fights and sledded on a new hill in our yard.

Here are some things you can do in the snow:
  1. You can climb up mountains of snow.
  2. You can make snowballs for a big snowman.
  3. You can make a table for little birdies in the snow.  You put birdseed on it.
  4. You can make huts and forts.
  5. You can make snow angels.
  6. You can help shovel.
  7. You can put snow on your head.
  8. You can color snowmen by putting dye in water and spraying it from a bottle onto the snowman.
  9. You can jump in the snow.
  10. You can run, run, run and catch snow on your tongue.
  11. You can make snow creatures and trees.
  12. You can swing on branches covered in snow and make snow things to put on the branches.


What is your favorite thing to do in the snow?  Please comment. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

My First Post Ever

Hello.  My name is Nina.  This is a picture of me creating a scene of St. Anne.

I like to craft and to paint and to make stuff.  That's the point of this blog.  To share my ideas.

Now, here is some stuff that I do that you can do, too.  Okay?

  1. Draw pictures of smiling, at a beach, with the sun so bright and the water so cool.
  2. Make bags and purses out of folded paper, tape and crayons.  Or, you can use a different things, like markers, or paint, or colored pencils.
  3. Make Valentines.  To make Valentines, use a folded piece of paper and make hearts inside it.  First, write the person's name and your name.  Then, make decorations all over it and make it pretty.  Then, write words as to what the things are.  Then, make little pictures and give it to a person when it's done on Valentine's Day. 
Please leave a comment at the end of the blog about what you want me to do, and I will do it for you, because I am a kid that likes to help.