Animal made from recycled materials project

Our weekend included completing a science project – making an animal made from recycled materials. This was for one of my boys science class, he requested we make an alligator. So, in the course of a couple of days I gathered a few materials, an egg carton, toilet paper cartons, baby cereal container, water bottle, green construction paper, googly eyes, white, red and green paint.
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 Considering this project included many helping hands, doing many parts at one time, I’d say they did a phenomenal job with this little guy.

As tired as this mama has been for the last couple days, I have to give a quick thank you to our go-to family friend for giving us a helping hand, we heart you.

Hope you had a great weekend.

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School Valentine’s Day Shoe Box Project

We all know what February is all about. We know when we go to the stores, say a grocery store or party store that we expect to see shelves of fully stocked chocolates, flowers and hearts. Lots and lots of hearts. But as any parent or guardian of schoolchildren knows, February is a call for the Valentine’s Day shoe box project. Not familiar with this? This is when your child will decorate or create what will be the child’s Valentine’s Day mailbox. The child takes this fully decorated mailbox to school in hopes that it will be filled with animated Valentine’s Day exchange paper cards that have candy attached to them. Because let’s face it, there aren’t enough holidays or birthdays in the year to satisfy a child’s sweet tooth. I personally do enjoy these types of projects because they don’t require too much out of me. This requiring any strenuous physical activity is as close to a zero as they come.

My older son loves Minecraft at the moment and requested the Minecraft TNT Block and my younger son is really loving Super Mario Brothers and asked for Luigi. Naturally I tried talking them both into doing Mario and Luigi but as expected, I quickly got turned down. I tried!

So for this project usually you’ll find me going through my closet in a desperate attempt to find shoe boxes that we “may have lying around.” Not this year! As I searched Target’s website for something we “needed” at home I came across this marvelous pre-assembled Valentine’s Day shoe box or mailbox. They appeared to have them in several different colors and for $3 dollars! I may or may not have heard angels singing, because the dreaded search for shoe boxes was finally laid to rest.

Our do-it-yourself Minecraft TNT Block…

And our do-it-yourself Luigi from Super Mario Bros.

Hope you enjoyed these projects as much as we did making them!

-Ana

 

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