Drawing: Limbourg Brothers Style

Calendar art

Again, from the book Discovering Great Artists by MaryAnn F. Kohl, Kim Solga, we have a new project for you. The Limbourg Brothers are most known for their calendar-book with a list of holy days, prayers, and pictures of the seasons. Their pictures were incredibly detailed creations with paints that they made themselves. They used tiny […]

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April 9, 2020

Autumn, Walnuts, Fun

walnut necklace

Autumn is here, latest preparation before winter. Mom is preparing a very delicious walnut cake and we will need to crack some walnuts ! You can say … boriiiingggg … Yes, but there can be a lot of fun using the walnut shells!

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October 27, 2018

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The Green/Eco Trumpet

pumpkin trumpet

Toys can be created from simple things.  In the past, when children were not flooded with complex/expensive toys and games, creativity was  more present in day by day children activities. This article shows how a pumpkin leaf can be used to create a TRUMPET! Parent supervision is needed (using a knife to cut the leaf […]

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July 10, 2018

Home made ROBOT

spout robot 3

Robots ! Robots ! Robots ! We were very happy to find the Khan Academy course on Robots: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/electrical-engineering/robots#all-about-spout It is a very well presented course and kids will enjoy working with parents on a small bug robot. This is our second version, first one has been constructed with better and smaller parts (soon an article […]

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March 17, 2018

Create your own wooden puzzle!

wooden puzzle varnish

Tools & Materials Fretsaw (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fretsaw) Fretsaw blades Plywood (for fretsaw) Printer/printed image on paper Sandpaper Clear Varnish (optional) Cost 20 – 40 $ Workplace preparation Prepare a clear space for the fretsaw use. We have used the table in our kitchen. Place some cover over the table to avoid damaging the surface (blanket or plastic […]

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January 27, 2018

How to make your own submarine toy

submarine

Today will learn how to make a submarine! ATTENTION: some tasks will require adult supervision (cutting tin can) Materials needed: Bottle (Plastic or Glass) Electric motor (small) Wires 1.5V AAA battery Rubber band small screwdriver scissors Hot Glue gun tin can (or other tin foil) Step 1 – make a hole in the centre of […]

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August 21, 2017