For this edition of the Toy Box I would like to talk about some less championed childhood toys. These toys sort of fell into the gaps between action figures, play sets, stuffed animals, and the like, but each was a lot of fun in its own right and deserves to be remembered. I don’t want […]
We have been using shrink plastic, a material that thickens and shrinks once heated, to make personalized crafts and gifts.
Wednesday, May 15th 2019 ClaraJane rollerskates around friends at the morning bus stop: After school, Gavin reads while ClaraJane works on Shrinky-Dink jewelry (in rollerskates): Gavin tries to convince his sister that one day she could be, like, an Art Scientist on Roller Skates: […]
A collection of hands-on activities for kids to learn about submarines.
I have been hearing the same question asked at several Outdoor School style trainings I’ve attended this year. How do we integrate subjects so that we can be outdoors, teach about the environment, foster a love for nature – and still meet standards? There is an advantage to being an educator for almost 20 years […]
(working as part of a ‘Japanese 72 season micro-climate’ artist collaborative initiative within Treesisters) Japanese season called ‘Kokuu’/ Grain Rains. 20th April until 4th May .Micro climate ‘peonies bloom’ 30th April – 4th May. Going a bit cuckoo myself trying to keep up with this fleeting seasons! I have been spending more time than I […]
I’m going to prom tonight! So I’m getting this out of the way tout de suite (tout de suit?). I forced myself to watch another documentary last night. I don’t know if it’s a matter of being responsible, disciplined or self-loathing, but making myself consume more educational content out of fear and guilt is working. […]
Shrinky DinksCool StuffBox Contains 21 Precut Shrinky Dinks Plastic Shapes8 Color Pencils 6 Pipe Cleaners 2 Key Chains6 MagnetsInstructionsAdult Supervision Required! Shipping/Packing: Cost is actual via USPS First Class or Priority Mail…shipped in USA only…buyer will be emailed a shipping tracking number. Sorry, no international orders!!! Payment Info: Credit cards and electronic payments accepted thru PayPal. […]
This easy to make Mother's or Father's Day craft for kids is the perfect homemade keepsake to give to mom, dad, grandma or grandpa. Use Shrinky Dinks to create a DIY initial and headshot keychain – they're simple to make but totally unique. Anyone can mak
To make this washing machine, I first grabbed a box. I used a box cutter to cut out a door. I used a big piece of plastic from something (possibly part of a pizza box, but who knows…I had been holding onto it for a LONG TIME, intending to make “shrinky dinks”!) I attached it […]
Looking for a quick craft to make with the kids or a DIY Mother’s Day gift, the kind of gift kids can make with as little of your help as possible? This super easy Tic Tac Toe board is sure to win big! This project is fun for kids who love to paint (which is […]
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See the summarised instructions on page 2 here I’ve recently become obsessed with pins. Well, not recently. I’ve always loved them, I’ve just never really had an applicable use for them. Until now. Look at my bag, isn’t she pretty. But pins are sporadic with their prices. Some are free (like that wonderful Amnesty pin […]
A bit of a late review here as I’m over half-way through my next two books (“Henry and Cato” and “The Library of Ice” – about 60% of the way through both!) but a great read that my lovely friend Sian gave me for my birthday in 2018 – she always gets it spot-on with […]