Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Let's Hear it for the Boy

The Iron Crafter theme for the last two weeks was Let's Hear it for the Boy.  We were to create something for the male(s) in our life.  I ended up making several fun things, not all really were crafting, but I had a lot of fun.

The first thing I made was an air fort.  I draped a sheet over our big floor fan to create a bubble.  While Wyler was excited to play in the fort James loved jumping on it.

Since the boys were having trouble figuring out the bubble fort I made a regular kitchen chair and sheets fort.  However when Wyler dove over the top of the chair, fully expecting the top of the fort to hold him, I decided this fort was going to be put up.

I then revised the bubble fort by safety pinning two flat sheets together (that way I didn't have to use chairs or anything to hold the sides down), stuffed the fan in one end and it made an awesome fort.  I just need to sew the sheets together (the boys tried to climb out between the sides where there wan't quite enough space) and find a way to keep the fan from falling over.

My official Iron Crafter craft was a huge pile of bean bags.  I am working on a blanket for James and had a bunch of left over squares.  I decided they would make great bean bags for my boys, nephews, and maybe the neighbor boys.  I was able to make 18 total.  I didn't have quite enough old dry beans to fill them so some have rice, some have lentils, and some have split peas.  It was fun to put together, and Wyler was loving the ever growing pile of bean bags.

Then Saturday I made some Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies, with a hint of hazelnut flavor for Zach.  I then went out to the garage to help him weld on a project he's been excited to do.  I don't have a picture of that project, but it was kinda crafting right?

Then on Monday I got some big boxes from my neighbor.  The bigger box I am able to sit in, along with the boys, the other is just a touch to narrow for me to fit in comfortably.  Zach and I cut doors and windows in the boxes.  The boys now have two fun cardboard houses!

If you happen to have huge boxes, and know of a family with little ones send the box over to them.  The kids will thank you over and over :-)

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