A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up - the one with Cool Planetary Art

Between co op on Monday, and the Pumpkin Patch on Thursday, we didn't quite finish everything I'd hoped to this week, but I'm sure we'll make it up soon enough.

Last week, I mentioned that the boys were mid way through an art project at co op.  These are the halfway pictures.

Eli didn't want me sharing them until after the project was completed.

Eli and Jack with their art teacher.

Same boys from the pumpkin patch.  I love seeing my kids run in a herd.

Here, Jack is placing heavy round objects on his poster.

And here, he's spraying it with black spray paint.

This is Eli's finished planet picture.

And this one is Jack's.  I thought they turned out SO cool!  They have them hanging up in their room now.

A little PE at co op.

A way larger than life model of the skin.  Those are hairs sticking up.

We did another Treasure Hunt this week, and the prize at the end was a craft.

I had the boys decorate plain bags with stickers, foamies, and washi tape.  They'll use them for their loot at the harvest carnival.

We were supposed to build this Roman Arch project a few weeks back, but didn't have enough Jello boxes yet.  Eli has been making tons of Jello lately, which has been nice.

Cut off all the flaps, cut up the center of the sides and tape at the bottom to make the "bricks" the right shape.

We hadn't gone very far with trying to build our arch when I realized I needed to introduce the boys to my friend...

...spray adhesive!

Turns out, 15 boxes was not quite enough to make a complete arch (even though that's what the directions called for).  Ah well.  We got the idea.

The boys have started working on a puzzle while we read aloud.  We're set to finish Bronze Bow this week.  I'm anxious to get to castle times because I've got some really cool projects planned, and it's hard to wait!

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  1. I love the planetary art ]pictures!!!

    1. Thanks! I was stunned at how great they turned out. So simple, yet so striking!

  2. The planetary painting looks awesome. I have watched some street artists do that!!

  3. The planetary painting activity turned out beautifully. Love your son's face while holding the skin model. What neat activities!

  4. Your boys are so great at everything, but are really stellar at the arts and crafty stuff. Look at those pictures!

    I love the diagram of the hair, and the look on his face!


    1. I think part of it is that the arts and crafts are more photogenic than things like math and spelling. ;)