Saturday, December 28, 2013

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Earlier this month I picked Bo up from school and we spent the afternoon together.

We watched a little TV and ate lunch. I was apparently on the only piece of floor, so Gus and Bo laid on me.

We made some snowflake/ monster ornaments with Borax.

We twisted together white pipe cleaners and used ribbon and tape to hold them in the cup. I mixed 1/3 cup of Borax and 2 cups of boiling water. Once the Borax dissolved I divided it among the cups as let it sit for 24 hours. 

The crystals formed and made cute little ornaments.

I made another wintery box. I exchanged the fake snow with rice.

I also added the Artic ocean, complete with icebergs!

We ended our day with a Christmas coloring page.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Frosty the Snowman

First up was a snowman. I bought big men's socks at the dollar store. Bo filled it with rice. I tied a knot in the top to keep it in and a white ribbon around the neck to make a head and body. I threw it in the microwave for a couple minutes to prevent bugs.

While it cooled he did a Cars puzzle I found at the Dollar Tree.

I used the top of the sock to create a hat. I tied a piece of red felt to the top of the hat to close it. I glued red felt stripes to the hat upon Bo's request and also made a scarf. Bo then directed me in button placement. I used the hot glue gun, but he picked the buttons and pointed to where he wanted them.

I got a new, bigger box for better small world play and hopefully less mess. The base is fake snow. I built the cabin for a box I'm planning for this summer, but it worked well in here ad I added the arctic toob.

The roof came off for more play.

Drew was the first one into the box, but everybody enjoyed it. Bo played for a long time.

I made new red play dough for Christmas. Bo enjoyed that too.