Today was the first day at our new preschool, and it was SO much fun :0) Honey Bunches & I are the teachers, and Tweeters is one of the students - along with 6 other children ages 2-8. Here are a few pics from today:
Another nifty tutorial showed us an easy peasy portable dollhouse - so we just whipped one right up ;0) First I sketched it out on heavy cardboard, then cut it out. Tweeters & Jam played w/ the cardboard version all day, then that evening Tweeters traced it onto some thin underlayment (for flooring) that we found Grandpa J's house. She & Jam stood on it for Papa J while he cut it out, then we all took turns sanding the cuts to make them smooth. The little dremel tool was handy for this & a bit faster, but I still like old fashioned sand paper! It slides together & you're ready to play - slide it apart & take it with you in a little baggie for church or quiet times. Here is a link to the tutorial: http://knechtruprechtdolls.blogspot.com/2013/02/portable-imaginative-play-dollhouse.html
Dan Dan the Apple Man gave us a gourd last week - it's been sitting
in a bin of other webby gourds for awhile now! It caught my eye after
seeing an awesome tutorial on how to turn them into houses. So we tried
it & it was super easy. Jenga blocks work great for peg people
beds, by the way ;0)
First we cut a door & windows (I just
used a steak knife). Then we scraped out all the old dried goo inside
& saved the seeds to plant our own next year (the dogs ate the dried goo? weird). Then we cut windows, sanded them & the
inside, painted the inside & voila! A lovely little home. Now I
need to make another, because both Tweeters & Jam want it....see
next post! Here's the link to the tutorial I
Help! We're being overrun with produce! That is a good thing though, just need a bit more freezer space. I prefer things as raw as possible so I freeze green beans, apples, tomatoes - some to be cooked later, some used in smoothies as is. SO! I just dumped a 5 gallon bucket of beautiful green beans into the compost pile b/c it went bad before I could blanche them to freeze...I'm having a bit of guilt about it but I'll get over it. I couldn't give them away - apparently everyone's garden is doing well despite no rain since June.
We also made playdough about 2 weeks ago - I've been busy with apples & other stuff since Flash left for Oregon so haven't posted much lately.
We are busily preparing to open Countryside Playschool (countrysideplayschool.blogspot.com) so many preparations are buzzing around that as well. I would love to lazure the walls before opening day but I don't see that getting done! Honey Bunches has offered to study up on the to…