Saturday, December 27, 2014

Make Play Dough Roses with Seven Simple Steps!

Do you like roses?

Do you like play dough?

This is how you make play dough roses:

1.  Pinch about ten small pieces of play dough.
2.  Roll them into balls.

3.  Flatten each ball.
4.  Fold one flattened piece up into a shape like a hotdog bun. 

5.  Pinch the other pieces onto the "hotdog bun", making petals.
6.  If you like, push the top edges of the petals out.

7.  Make a play dough stem or put rose buds on a plastic stem.

What do YOU like to make out of play dough?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Paper Boat Battle

Have you eve made a paper boat?

I have.  I made a whole bunch!

Watch us make a battle scene.  

We crinkled little pieces of paper and made them into little paper balls and then we tossed them at enemy ships.

Listen to a story.

We will have pictures.

Let's begin.

All the ships lined up for battle to fight the British and so we had courage because the stars and stripes were flying above us.

Cannon balls began to fly.

Two of the bad guy ships -- the British ships -- sunk.

We fought onward. 

Meanwhile, on the land, this is how it looked.

There was a land battle, too.  (Sorry about the tanks, but we didn't have toys of the battle of the Revolutionary War.  We used a blue blanket for the sea and a tray for land.)

The end.

Did you like our boats, battle and story?  What toys do you make out of paper?

Monday, January 13, 2014

Create, Explore and Play with Magnets

Today, I explored magnets.

I know magnets stick to certain metals only.  I was curious if we have the kind of metals they stick to.  I discovered we did.

Magnets stuck to certain parts of the covers of our pans and all over the place on our bowls.

When I was playing with the magnets, I discovered that they could stick to each other through plastic.  So, I could stick them together to make a cool game.  

I tried to toss little metal balls into cups and if they hit the magnet I was pretty happy.

Then, I started to build structures like this one:

 I named this structure The Cool Ball Sticks.

This is another structure I made.  

Oh, by the way, I can create a lot of things with magnets!  Now, let me get back to what I was talking about.

That cool structure that I made in the bowl is called The Hut.  Two balls are people in the hut.

This is me surrounded by my cool structures.  Magnet structures, remember?

This is me building another structure, attaching two bowls together.  The structure is like there are two buildings right beside each other connected by a little bridge.

I also made a small little building inside a bowl.

Can you create magnet structures?  I'd like to see pictures!