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National Puzzle Day

Do you know that puzzles help engage your mind?

Here is a fun one that I designed using some of my favorite games. How many can you figure out? Please let me know if you tried this and if you enjoyed it ūüôā¬† Thanks!

If you click on the crossword, you should be able to print it.

World Snowman Day


Today is World Snowman Day! It is not snowmen snow right now but it might be today.

Last week Nora came over and helped us make snowmen. We had fun. She helped me make a BIG snowman. It was probably bigger then Mark! But it fell over in about an hour. We had lots of fun!

Periodic Table of the Cookies

For school I had to make a Periodic Table of the Cookies, it was fun!

We made some sugar cookies and cut them out with an doughnut hole maker, then we baked them. When they were done I frosted them with color codes. The blank cookies are elements that have been discovered but have not found enough to really prove that they found it.

We shared some and ate some. We gave our neighbors who have alpacas named after Star Wars characters Po(Potassium), and some other ones that sound like Star Wars names.

We have eaten all the cookies, and they were good! Maybe we can make some more soon.

Alpaca Shearing

Angora Goat

Yesterday, We helped our neighbors, the Beers, shear their alpacas; another family showed up with their angora goats. This year I swept the pads and brought in the alpacas. Megan took in Finn, she likes him a lot. The goats took three times as long as the alpacas.

We had fun and hope to do it next year.

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Stained glass windows

img_7246-stained-glassOn Sunday Megan and I made a stained glass Nativity. Here is how to make them. You will need,

  • Colored tissue paper
  • Some Con-Tact paper
  • Wax paper*
  • Thick Black construction paper
  • Scissors¬†and X-Acto knife
  • Glue**

How to make one.

  1. Find a Nativity picture you like and print it.
  2. Trace it onto the Black construction paper
  3. Use the X-Acto knife (put cardboard under the black construction paper) to cut out around the people and the stable.
  4. Stick the Nativity on the Con-Tact paper
  5. Cut the tissue paper into little pieces
  6. Stick the colored tissue paper onto the Con-Tact Nativity on just the Con-Tact paper
  7. Glue** the wax paper* onto the back of the Nativity

*Or you cold use more Con-Tact paper.

**If you use more Con-Tact paper you do not need glue.

Corn Husk Dolls

img_5087-adrianOn Monday, Megan and I went to Science Sleuths. We had a class for corn husk dolls. I made a scarecrow with a top hat. I named him Scarecrow. I made another boy yesterday.

Megan also made one with a bonnet and one with braided arms. The girls helped with the class too. I like making corn husk dolls.

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Leaf Creations

The other day we made Leaf Men. To make them you get lots of colorful leaves (get more then you think you will need), and nuts, flowers, seed pods, and more. Then you make a person or a animal or a plant or other things. Then, take a picture!