Sunday, 31 August 2014

Meet Frank

I found a tutorial for this adorable mouse and when I showed it to L she just had to make it!

While I was doing another project she spent the afternoon felting up the head.  She felted the nose and eyes and I helped with the ears and tiny paw.  

L was thrilled to have this little guy as a new addition to her room.  A relatively simple needle felting project for a Sunday afternoon and so effective.
I you would like to try it yourself the tutorial is from Pip's Poppies.  While you're there take some time to check out her other amazing creations.  Truly inspiring.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Human Anatomy- Internal Organs

I had pinned this cool idea from The Pinay Homeschooler ages ago and finally we got to try it out ourselves.
After finishing the nervous system I thought it would be fun to do an overview of the internal organs before we move on to the respiratory system. 

I downloaded the three part organ cards from the Pinay Homeschooler's blog and got out the clay.  L was already familiar with most of them but was interested in reading about their roles and functions in the body.  We then set to work making the organs out of modelling clay.  This was fun!  As you can see there are two sets of each organ as I joined L for this activity.

After we had finished we drew an outline of ourselves on some cardboard and looked up what the organs look like on the inside of our body.  We then attempted to put them in their correct places on our cardboard bodies.  Wow we were amazed at how much is squashed into the insides of our bodies!

Next up the respiratory system.....