Since my girls have been home for spring break, we have been taking little day trips throughout San Francisco. One outing was to Zeum, a hands-on children's museum with a bent towards technology. We acted in front of a green screen, recorded an instrumental piece, and filmed a cartoon using a moveable skeleton (much easier than drawing individually on a notepad). But our favorite activity was Claymation, where we formed our modeling clay creatures around a metal skeleton. The real trick was bringing these home undamaged while riding public transportation!
I love the happy expression on the girl, the sweet face of the doggy, and the intensity of the mommy knitter (it was too hard to include a sewing machine).I finally got around to teaching my girls the basics of hand sewing...threading a needle, the running stitch, and knotting. They used their new skills, upgraded from using scotch tape and staples, to create a wedding gown and veil for Pearl Pig, the Velveteen Rabbit of our family.
They spent hours planning this wedding which included a pompous minister, wedding party, seated guests with an aisle, and a bouquet toss -- all inspired from some wedding paraphenelia found at the local thrift store.
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Spring Break!