So, pre-kidney stone, I had attended Wetlands Bootcamp. And it was awesome! I had a grand time. You can find tons of pictures on both Instagram and my facebook page of my week. And I may even write a post about it. Just not sure yet. I have to say- once I start Instagramming and Facebooking, it's like, didn't I already write a blog post about that?
But I swear- by the end of this post- you will see how I sort of made this thing right here:
Except, now that I'm looking at this extra large picture, I think mine is, um, really not smart. It's supposed to be a model to show kids the effects of erosion, pollution, the water cycle, and the wetlands. I thought it was awesome, and I thought I wanted one for me too. But now, maybe I should have just offered her money for hers...
Before we get to it- two things. First- let's check in on the Meekster, eh? How is she doing a week out from the 6mm Crisis?
|Hello? Is it me you're looking for? #lionelritchieface|
Second- A quick link to The Teacher Tribune Monday Meet Up #6. Because I enjoy writing random things about myself in cute little posters.
Okay- back to business. Monday Made It:
Let's make an erosion/pollution/landform model. You need a paint tray as a base. I tried to get everything at the Dollar Tree- I'm a bit strapped for cash this summer after the five weeks of leave- so I'm counting coins. However- there was a problem with the paint tray from the Dollar Tree.
|Cracked by the time I got home. This is probably why i was only a dollar.|
So then, I had to get naughty. I had no choice. I went and took the paint tray from the garage under my Dad's tools. ONE- it was under a BUNCH of stuff, so he won't notice it's gone. TWO - he hasn't painted in years. THREE- It's not like I'm going to get caught. He doesn't read my blog. and my sister won't tell. I'm assisting witht he purging of unused objects, I am.
|So, here we are. It's just not, well, pretty.|
|The supplies. Sponge brush, craft paint, modeling clay.|
The key with the clay was to pinch off small bits and really ribbon them out as much as possible to cover the most area. I didn't need a thick amount of clay on the tray. Just enough to press a Lego into.
|building up the water|
|adding in strips of land|
And then here's my final. But I just like how Dee's looked better. Maybe I'll go back and re-position the clay...there's a thought to keep me up all night.
I will be back with a video demonstration of how it works though! I promise. In the meantime- have you made anything that turned out in a way that you liked? Go share with Tara!
One day, I'll actually make something right on these Monday Made Its...