Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Homeschool Crafty Goodness

Our character study today was about obedience. It was based on Proverbs 15:3 "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good." Nothing like scaring a kid into by telling her God is always watching her.

But anyway.

On our schedule today was craft time, but I wasn't prepared for it - I had no idea what craft we were even going to do, let alone any supplies. I checked out familyfun.com for some ideas and found this neat little weaving project. We may not have a good stock of craft supplies right now, but yarn is one thing that is never in short supply in this house. And after yesterday's storm, plenty of sticks were lying about in the yard. It took a bit of practice for her to get the weaving down, but it turned out to be a pretty neat project, especially with some leftover Noro Kureyon yarn.

If you clicked on the link, did you notice the name of the project is God's-Eye? I totally didn't catch the connection until Chloe pointed it out - she decided that it must be called God's Eye weaving because it goes all around and covers everything, just like the verse from our character study.

Love it when totally unintentional, but really cool correlations happen during our homeschool adventures.

Of course, Littlest One had to get in on the action - if you're looking to entertain your toddler, teach her to wind yarn around a stick. It takes some practice, but it'll keep her busy for a good long time.
Disclaimer: please ignore the disaster area behind my kid in this photo. Remember the flood? Yeah well, it might be as much as a week before we can move all of Chloe's junk back down into her room. Until then, we're just living with the mess.


Wendy said...

I used to make these when I was little. We used popsicle sticks. I always thought they were really cool.

Julie said...

Oh, I'd never thought to use popsicle sticks, thanks for the idea! I'm sure she'll be making more of them.... but what do you do with them once they're done? LOL