Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The coolest craft yet

I have a difficult time throwing away items Hoss has made. But, at the same time, you can only have so many colored pictures of Peter walking on water or popcicle stick houses. When I am picking out crafts for the kids I work with at church I try to ask the question, "Will they use this again? Or will it be thrown away?" And while, I understand that some parents have different perceptions of trash or treasure, I try to pick items that are more likely to be considered treasure.

That being said, Hoss did the coolest craft recently at church. It was a homemade chia pet. See.

I am not sure the exact facts about how to make this, but I did do a google search. I'm all about the research over here. I found these instructions.

Our grass guy (as we so affectionately called him) lived for nearly two months. Then I forgot to add water to the cup (an empty yogurt cup in our case) and his hair stopped growing and he died. Even with more water added, he never revived. I guess his name wasn't Lazarus.

Or I just don't have the power to heal.


Janelle said...

That is so fun! I think we'll do that with the boys!

Natalie said...

That is cute! I will have to try that with Daniel. After the worm farm.