It’s too warm this week to knit blankets, so I’ve switched to amigurumi (the craft of crocheting little stuffed toys). It’s finicky work and I’m always deeply uncertain about the results, which is why as soon as there is a hint of coolness in the air, I plan to go right back to making blankets. Anyway, this week I made this unicorn.
Four years ago, my daughter asked me if we could do an actually fun craft one day, like hatch our own giganotosaur. Today I finally got around to scouring the web until I found instructions for making your own dinosaur egg from common crafting supplies and household tools.
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For St. Patrick’s Day this year, The Five-Year-Old and I decided to make our own leprechaun money.
As you can see, The Nine-Year-Old is making quick work of her New Year’s Resolutions. “Take Darth Vader and Yoda to see Rogue One” is already…
Taking the summer off from answering questions on the blog would have worked a lot better if I’d established a Caterpickles Agreement with my daughter that she would take a summer off from asking them. I did not, alas, so now it’s time to catch up by answering several short questions about the history of tape, whether fire truck sirens are taped, and the relative heights of David and Goliath.
The Eight-Year-Old put her recent research into simple machines to good use this weekend. Here is her soon-to-be-patent-pending Wild Tiger Rescue Kit, complete with crane, sling, and gurney transport.
Earlier this summer, The Eight-Year-Old stumbled onto the concept of derivative art. She looks up various works of art on her Daddyo’s iPad, then redraws them as portraits of Tigery. Earlier this summer, she integrated Tigery into da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Munch’s The Scream, and Manet’s Self-Portrait with Palette. This week, The Eight-Year-Old and her buddy Tigery are reworking Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy.
Our mostly-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk. This week, The Eight-Year-Old takes a break from fishing to indulge in a bit of nostalgia reading about life in first-grade with Roscoe Riley Rules #1, homes with gigantic gardens in The Secret Garden, and those good old days when people still sent letters by post to Nancy Drew.
Earlier this summer, The Eight-Year-Old stumbled onto the concept of derivative art. She looks up various works of art on her Daddyo’s iPad, then redraws them as portraits of Tigery. Earlier this summer, she integrated Tigery into da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Munch’s The Scream. This week, The Eight-Year-Old and her buddy Tigery are reworking Edouard Manet’s Self-Portrait with Palette.