Spaghetti, Playdoh, & Buttons – fine motor engineering

We had a nor’easter in town this Thursday, plus a full moon, and being stuck inside, by late afternoon, we needed a creative activity. I’d seen a cool activity using Playdoh, spaghetti, and pasta and decided to modify it for my older kids as well. I started out using Playdoh to stabilize vertical pieces of…

Stick Forests

We have a new, temporary outdoor installation at our house right now. It’s called a stick forest, and it’s one of our favorite ways to play in the snow when the snow just isn’t cooperating for snowballs and snowmen. The concept is simple – collecting debris from the yard and placing it in an intentional…

Easy Solar Eclipse T-Shirts

The eclipse is only 2 days away, and we wanted to do something to at the same time Anticipate what we’re going to experience with the eclipse (though we’re in a 70% zone) and Create something memorable to commemorate the event. We’re not highly crafty, and I wanted a project the kids could really own….