This time of year, along with spring, makes me think of fairy magic. I think it is a mixture of the leaves changing colour, hearing acorns and apples dropping unexpectedly and the dew and frost on the ground in the morning. A little fairy building encourages this magic.
We discussed what furniture Daisy would like to make and she decided on a table and chairs. We looked at how a table and chairs were made. We decided that two benches would be easier to make than chairs. We used fingers to measure distance and size.
I showed her how to use the Uber Cutter and we got to work. Daisy was able to do all the cutting herself with this great product. It has a safety trap door to insert the craft stick and then the large screw on top is tightened until the blade chops through. There is no chance of her being injured by the blade and there was only one stubborn craft stick that demanded grown up help!
Once we had all the sticks for the table the low temptertaure glue gun came out. Daisy was nervous of this. I explained how to use it: hold it like a gun and gently press the trigger, avoid the end as it is hot and don't touch the glue-also hot. Other than that I thought it was pretty easy to use. I did not account for her nervousness. She got a little glue on her finger and that resulted in me doing the rest of the glueing. I will give her the opportunity to try it again in a few weeks.
So we worked together. I glued she stuck.
She had problems seeing the steps to making the furniture so I broke it down and explained what part we were making. The ends of the benches are above.
After Daisy glued the skinny sticks onto the top of the table and benches I added a little more glue to reinforce the corners.
Adding a few apples, shells, acorns and berries completes a party feast fit for fairies.
- Math: Counting and sorting, measuring
- Art and Design: planning, organising, building structures, colour
- Science: balance, solids and liquids, temperature