You Get a Two for

I have been secretly taking part in Weekly Unplugged Projects, but have never really posted photos of our projects before because either the blog wasn't up and running yet or we would do it at the end of the week (more like the weekend.) This week I decided I would post the projects for our "Wood Theme" and "Egg Theme". A bit of disclaimer here... when you have two "learners" spread so far apart in age (middle schooler and toddler) and a third one that is no where near participating, (but very adamant about wanting to touch, eat, slobber everything) projects are usually geared towards one age and tweaked for the other age. On Friday, we did our "wood" project... only Axel wanted to participate, Gabby's idea of participating was by using her brother's invention. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of Gabby's contribution but Axel displayed great craftsmanship.






Sadly, I wasn't able to get pictures of the process because the project was completed at his grandma's house.

For our "unplugged egg project" we colored eggs in a different way... we "marble painted" the eggs (with a twist on the concept, we put paint in a tray and then rolled around the eggs in it- we added a lid so the eggs wouldn't go flying out- Gabby can get very excitied at times). Axel (and his best friend) used paint brushes as well as the "marble" technique.







The pictures don't actually do the final product justice (or the process for that matter) but they were quite colorful and interesting. Very swirly and feathered looking.

Next week's challenge is "rocks". Get those wheels turning, and let see what you can come up with.

7 comments:

Mom and Kiddo said...

Your "secret is out". I like the egg rolling. Looks like fun. My son likes any activity which involves vigorous shaking/noise making. I look forward to seeing your project next week, too.

Michie said...

I like to marble paint with actual marbles - I haven't tried it with eggs before - looks like fun!

reprehriestless warillever said...

The eggs are amazing!

Are they edible? Does the paint seep through the peel?

Piseco said...

I have never seen such cool eggs! I've also marble painted - with marbles where the idea is to make the paper pretty - but I've never tried rolling eggs in the paint. I'm definitely adding this idea to my bag of tricks! Thanks for sharing.

Mom Unplugged said...

Oh what a wonderful idea!! Thank you so much for "delurking." Those wood creations are amazing too. Axel is quite a talented carpenter! I look forward to see what you come up with for "rocks." It's nice to "meet" you!

Kate in NJ said...

Yeah, glad to have you "out of the closet".;-)
Great eggs and I love the woodworking! We will be hoping for something truly amazing for rocks..
you have set a pretty high water mark for yourself.;-)

Kate in NJ said...

Where are you? I hope you are all healthy...just busy.
Check in wouldja?