Thursday, 28 March 2013
Isn't he great
Out of a toilet roll tube
He's easy to make
Fold over the top
To make the two ears
Use pens for the eyes
It won't take you years
Mum wrote this poem and made the first owl, I made five baby owls to go with it and then we wrote a story about them .... watch this space.
I got the idea from one of my craft books and it was amazing fun.
It took me about an hour and a half to make it.
- string or wool or thread
- I folded a piece of paper in half
- Then I drew a quite large circle and cut it out - this means I had two large circles
- I took the circles together and folded them in half
- Then I cut a smaller semi circle from this larger one - to make a ring
- I took the smaller two circles (cut out from the large one) and cut a heart shape in it
Now I had two large rings, two smaller rings with heart centres and two hearts
- I cut a piece of wool to the length I wanted my mobile and laid it on the table.
- I put one large circle under the wool and glued all over it
- I stuck the other large circle over the top - to hold the wool in place
- I did the same with the heart centred circles and with the hearts.
- Once the glue was dry I painted the circles and hearts and decorated them.
When it was all finished I hung it up to dry and it's still there in our conservatory looking great.
This is so much fun, I hope you try it too.
But it's meant we've had loads of time at home to do art and craft :)
Mum had got a sand art kit and we did that yesterday. It was super easy to use with a funnel for the bottles. There were eight different colours and enough to fill all three bottles and some spare.
Here are our creations.
Mum went mad with all the colours but I like it anyway
I did this red, orange and yellow bottle which is like a sunset on one side
and like a flower on the other
and then I did this one which uses mums favourite colours and looks like a multi coloured beach
The only thing not in the kit was something to seal the corks in the tops but sellotape did the trick.
I was ill on red nose day but I have now done something funny for money, I made a silly hat out of pipe cleaners and pulled funny faces.
Good enough for money I think.
Saturday, 9 February 2013
I was sent three of the tiny twisted tale books to review. They are Jenny, pale Henry and Stuart the big eating man. This review is about Jenny.
Jenny isn't a girlie girl, she likes to hunt werewolves! The story is about one of her adventures with her trusty bat to hit the werewolves with.
I really like the book because it rhymes which is like a song you sing through the book. The pictures are brilliant and really funny, especially of the werewolf.
I wouldn't normally read books about werewolves but I'm really pleased I tried this because it's brilliant.
The book is easy to read and that's great because you can read it again and again. It's really good to read out loud as well.
I definitely recommend it and can't wait till the new ones come out.
because I wish it was longer
If it was then I'd give it full marks.
By Rachel (age 7)
Emma (mum) says:
The tiny twisted tale books are written and illustrated by Calvin Innes and published by my little big town. They are "a collection of spooky, scary, strange, disgustingly wonderful and wonderfully macabre stories" designed to engage children with books which they enjoy. I would never have picked a book like this off the shelf at the library of local book shop, I wouldn't have thought it would appeal to Rachel. But now she's read it about 10 times in two days I've realised that I'm not the expert in her choice of books. A good lesson for all us parents.
Series: Tiny Twisted Tales
Author: Calvin Innes
Illustrator: Calvin Innes
ISBN10/ISBN13: 1907746055 / 9781907746178
Reading Age: 7+
First Published: January 2012
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Sunday, 13 January 2013
Choosing my meal
I look up at the wall
And notice something
Very very tall
Looking down at us
She seemed to be
Looking right at
You and me
Did she want my pizza
Or my tasty garlic bread
I couldn't keep eating
I was watching her instead
By Rachel (age 7)
This picture by Kim Nelson reminded me of a picture in an Italian restaurant. I wrote this poem about what it would be like sitting in the restaurant eating pizza.