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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Things You Can Make with Tinker Toys

For Christmas last year, the boys got a barrel of Tinker Toys. These toys are frequently spread out on our floor as works in progress, and the boys create some pretty imaginative things. Here are just some of things you can create with Tinker Toys:
  • an umbrella
  • a steering wheel/ship's wheel
  • a skyscraper
  • a ferris wheel
  • an arrow
  • an "up 'n' down thing"
  • an anchor
  • a hand trolley
  • a crutch
  • a cane
  • a key
  • a hook
Love to see what these two will come up with next.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Story Right Now

More inspiration from Camp Scrap over at Big Picture Scrapbooking. For a journaling prompt, May challenged campers to tell a story about something going on right now in our lives, some little slice of current life.

Since Joey's been singing "God Bless America" almost constantly lately, I picked that as my story. Given the July 4th holiday, it was an especially timely story to tell -- and a chance to use patriotic papers -- too. To make this layout even easier, the Ella blog had a great sketch posted by Donna Januzzi