Thursday, November 29, 2012


Today we did a little Astronomy. After we finished our reading & written work it was time for some hands-on learning.  Somehow that flowed into a Christmas craft. The kids were very happy with both. =) 

Enjoying some hands-on fun.

Making craters to simulate how they are made on Mercury's surface.


Next I made some salt dough & the boys made their own models of Mercury.

Here he is making the craters on the surface.  After they were finished we put them aside to dry.

Since we had already made a mess making the dough for the models I thought it would be a good time to make our salt dough ornaments.  I found our recipe and got to work.

They made a snowman together.

Getting down to work on their ornaments.

After he made his cut-out ornaments he started making a snowman for his shelf.

My big girl does it all by herself.

Ready for the oven!

We filled up 2 cookie sheets.

All finished!

Now they are baking in the oven.  We'll paint them either tomorrow or maybe Saturday.  


tammy said...

Looks like they had so much fun!! I remember the crater project. Kristin did it in our kitchen and enjoyed dropping marbles and make puff clouds of flour. hehe

tammy said...

Looks like they had so much fun! I remember that crater project, too. Kristin had a blast dropping marbles into flour and seeing little puffs of flour dust. ;)

bv said...

I love how you inspire creativity in your children and then nurture it.