I’ve said it before, but one of the things I like most about home schooling is the freedom to set our own schedule. Usually we do regular pencil-and-paper school work Monday-Thursday and on Fridays we do art or science projects (unless we’re traveling somewhere or need to be other places for some reason). I think this is the kidlets’ favourite day of the week — they absolutely LOVE art time! We started talking about how some art can be functional as well and we’ve been working on making bird feeders to hang outside for the winter months.
Brian very graciously (and maybe too willingly) drank two 2L bottles of pop for our use. Okay, it took him more than a month, so maybe not so willingly. Anyway, we cleaned the bottles and I used an exacto knife to cut out a circle for an entrance to the feeder and little x’s underneath where our perches would go. Then, the kidlets went to town decorating the feeders. First we used glitter glue paint. Then we used foam stickers. Had a hard time finding wooden dowels but finally got them and we added those, too. Now we just need to fill with bird seed and I’ll hang them outside our patio door.