Every year my family goes to my grandmas around christmas and we make gingerbread houses. Usually we go in with good intentions of a beautiful house but towards the end we give up on making it look nice. So while my sister was putting a rocket ship and American flag on her roof, I was actually trying hard to make a decent gingerbread house. And when I was finished I realized that hers was way better than mine.
Here are some goggles that I made to protect your eyes while playing quidditch, fighting Voldemort, and cutting onions. And all the materials were basically free!
Here's where I got everything:
-The leather on the front came from a baseball. (I found no use for it since I never play baseball)
-I used some gatorade lids for the eyepieces
-And black rubber around the eyepiece is from a bicycle inner tube
-The white leather was a scrap that I found in the bottom of my fabric drawer.
-And I found most of the other things in a junk yard
Voldemort will no longer defeat us with a sharp stick in the eye!!
Today I gave sand painting a try. It was actually really easy. All I needed was sand and food coloring. I took a little bit of sand from my zen garden table...
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At first I tried making a little contraption to pour the sand for me. I used an old sand timer from a game and sawed off the end. I figured it would work pretty well because it comes out evenly.
It did not work at all.
I ended up just using my finger to push the sand around.
Question of the day: What the heck do you do with a finished sand painting?
This is a hat stand I made for my sister for Christmas. It is wire shaped like a tree. It is about 4 feet tall. This actually took me a very long time because I had to strip all of the wire since the pre-stripped cost so much. I have a copper pipe in the center of the tree to support it because if I didn't, it would fall over.
The After Christmas Special!
My family has a tradition every year to make homemade gifts for each other. We got assignments months before Christmas and we have been working on them since. I thought all of the gifts this year were really cool, so I am going to post each of them every day this week.
Here are some snow sculptures that I made...
Now that is one fine bowl of cherries!