AVOCADO BOAT CRAFT

Try this clever summer idea from to get wee ones outside and active. Float these darling avocado boats on a stream or pool. Have races to see which boat is the fastest. Which is the most beautiful, and which can stand the wild whirlpool or other splashing event kids can imagine.

Avocado Boat Craft is from Emma at Kid's Craft Room

Supplies For Avocado Boat 

Origami Paper

Origami Paper

Low-temp Glue Gun

Low-temp Glue Gun

Kraft sticks

Kraft sticks

Use colored craft sticks, or paint your own with water colors, then cut out sails from origami paper (or whatever paper is handy). Add drops of glue (from low temp glue gun) to secure sails to each side of stick, then let mast and sail set.

Meanwhile scoop out avocado, dry shell, then add a drop of glue and place your stick-sail onto waiting avocado; hold until glue sets. Sing a sea chanty while you wait.  

Blow the Man Down

As I was out walkin' down Paradise street,
Way, hey, blow the man down!
A pretty young damsel I chanced for to meet,
Give me some time to blow the man down!
 

 

Limbo Land

Limbo Land

Don't you love Limbo Land?! That place of endless grouchiness while waiting endlessly for something...something you're sure you gotta have, though not sure what it is. Scowling is a must in Limbo Land. I scowl at the computer, at my husband, at the mail, and definitely out the window at the grey limbo weather. Limbo Land is like being a toddler on the verge of a tantrum. And what do Limbo-lubbers and two-year-olds have in common? They feel they have no control. Argh!