I’m doooooomed!

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Yep, I have no chance. This is Primus’ project. Love the details!

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Christmas Crafting

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Christmas is all about crafty decoration, isn’t it?!

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Inspired by my effort above, Trio made an effort of his own.

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Secondus is still working on his, and Primus independently worked out this.

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According to our Advent Calendar

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Christmas isn’t far away! We are running out of crafting time!

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Pineapple Playdough!

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Phonecian Dyed Pasta

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The Phonecians were famous for the purple dye they made. It was made by boiling down a mollasc, sort of like a marine snail. Not having any of these handy, we decided to use berries. We but a good half cup of berries in a saucepan with some water. After boiling for about an hour, we strained it. My children insisted on eating the berries with some yogurt but I don’t think I would! Anyway, the resulting syrup was brightly coloured. we dropped dry pasta into it, leaving it to sit for a good ten minutes before fishing it out and placing it on a cake rack to dry. I think they came up really well, but it is tricky to tell. You see, most of them were eaten by the dog. Sigh.

Phoenicians

The Phoenicians are not as widely studied in the primary years as say, the Greeks, but they are covered in a chapter of “The Story of the World” and so we have found our way there.

Or first activity is was to make coloured ‘glass’. Primus wanted his bottle-shaped. It is made of greaseproof paper filled with crayons shavings, ironed and cut out. We also incorporated some tissue paper. It looks very effective on the window.

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Up next, making purple dye!

The perfect Easter Monday craft activity

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Who Says Cave Glyphs are Mysterious?

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They were just created by children! Pavement chalk or sidewalk chalk is just big thick chunks of the same material as blackboard chalk. In my opinion it needs to be on the list of home education essentials. There is so much you can do with it! Tracks for cars and push along toys, number lines, art, hopscotch, its so versatile and cheap. Plus it makes your house look pretty. Take care though, it will stain some clothes, especially the red chalk.

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