Archive for the 'Being Crafty' Category

Art of the Week – Tad’s Cartoon

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

One of the sad facts of lockdown has been Tad burning out on the things he usually loves to do.  It has been very hard to motivate him to draw, or paint, or anything. But he did manage to make this cartoon for English class. The next assignment will be to build on this plot, […]

Floor Pac-Man

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

The kids know the rules.  Even with “online school,” the house rule of “no console-style video games” still applies.  The rule USED to be “no Xbox at all except on weekends” but that got amended to let the kids use the Kinect on rainy days when they can’t play outside. So Rerun built his own […]

Rerun Does More Science!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Another Kiwi Crate has arrived that was right up Rerun’s alley! Behold the Solar Spinner! Yes, he loved this.  There is a small LED light in the sun (which you can turn off by re-inserting the tab), and then the Earth and Moon are on their own gear.  As you spin the entire thing, the […]

Rerun Builds A Robot

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Nana and Papa sent the kids a gift of KiwiCo crates!  Not only were the kids excited about getting a package all for themselves, but each kid got a crate of their own.  Rerun could not wait to tear into his: build your own walking robot! He dove right in (with a little Mom help) […]