All good ideas start off with a google search these days. And after realising that I had neither the skills nor materials to make a real and functioning flute, and there was no way Squeaky would sacrifice enough colouring pencils to approximate a glockenspiel, I came across an idea to make windchimes from old keys. As luck would have it, we had our windows and doors replaced over the Easter break, so I was the proud owner of a handful of door keys that were no longer in use.
I sent Squeaky & Daddy off to the park in search of suitable sticks, while I hunted through my collection of art & craft stuff for string and acrylic paints. I also experimented with a handy coathanger just in case the sticks weren't co-operative.
|Painting under way|
Maybe we put in a bit too much effort to our holiday homework, but surely homework is meant to be about learning, and fun. We learned about colours, picking the right materials, recycling. What does a child learn from their parent shoving peas into a plastic bottle they grabbed just before walking out of the door?
And yes, there were a lot of empty bottles with peas in.