Tuesday, September 17, 2013

September School Crafts & Projects! (part one)

On a whim, Fynn and I decided to paint planets on his backpack.  It was formerly a Lightening McQueen backpack complete with flashing lights-  the lights make great shining stars, see the shining star next to Jupiter?  I painted the black background and white shapes for the planets, and Fynn colored them in with paint. It turned out awesome! (It's really a good idea to start with white shapes when painting on a black background cause it helps the paint to show up better) At the top it says something about "speed" which is funny because Jupiter, who we featured as the center of our painting, spins the fastest of all the planets!

Not necessarily a school project but  I thought I'd share that I sliced open this delicious heirloom tomato from Revive Gardens and inside was... JUPITER!

Here's the little artist/scientist/silliest at work...














And now, a totally new obsession... Fynn's first VOLCANO!  Of course, we couldn't just do one, we had to do 2, no 3... the third is Mt. Tabor. It's just paper- it doesn't explode... The red one is Mount Olympus (on Mars) and the blue one is Mt. Hood...




Vinegar, red food coloring, baking soda, you know...

We've been watching volcano shows on youtube the past 2 days and Fynn is learning so much so fast!


"Mount Hood" - Fynn built this- I am amazed at the structure of it! If you look inside, there is an orange block (molten lava), though the real Mount Hood is currently sleeping...


Fynn climbing to the top of Mt. Hood


If you'll notice, Rowan is wearing his dinosaur and volcano shirt for the occasion:)

And speaking of Rowan, he's busy reading his book for school time:)




Well, that wasn't nearly all... more to come, so stay posted! -Beth



3 comments:

Heidithe beautiful said...

I LOVE you to death!!! Or ummmm to life?!

Heidithe beautiful said...

I love the event appropriate attire!

RicoandBeth Lighthouse said...

love you too, htb! take your pick (death or life) according to mac donald or lewis, they could both mean the same thing in the end...