Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Yellow Horse

Our Making Day project on Friday was one of those suncatcher kits you buy at craft stores. Everyone was very excited about it at the start, but was a mixed success.

Bean loved it and did really well with it, but it was such a delicate operation that Fish and Roo couldn't help and were really in the way. I had to keep asking them to stop shaking the table and finally encouraged them to go find something else to do in another room.

Getting the little bits of plastic to go where they were supposed to was tricky. The instructions recommended tweezers and I don't have any, so we made do with a knife. This required a lot of help from me but not so much that Bean became disengaged.

For those of you who may not have had the pleasure of experiencing one of these projects, you shake the little plastic bits into the metal frame and then you bake the whole thing in the oven until the plastic melts. Here is Yellow Horse fresh out of the oven:

And here is Yellow Horse performing his duty as a suncatcher in the kitchen window.

I think he turned out very nice.
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