A Winter Project

Last week the kids and I made the winter suncatcher from Rhythm of the Family by Amanda Soule. We thought it was great fun to make, and pretty when it was finished. The original project is to leave it outside to freeze, but since we live in Oregon, we did the freezer version.

While the kids collected little pieces of nature for our project, I had fun taking pictures of the kids. So be forewarned – there are twenty-four photos in this post!

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My pretty girl with the messy curls πŸ™‚

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And this little boy is just the cutest πŸ™‚

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Last summer we tried to plant collards, and they turned out to actually be brussels sprouts. We planted them at the wrong time, so we’re just now getting some tiny sprouts on the stalks, but the tops are pretty!

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See the baby sprouts? James was very offended when I bought brussels sprouts at Costco, but I’m not sure these will be worth eating any time soon πŸ™‚

 

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Our collection.

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Papa came out to join us for a while too!

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The next day we unmolded our frozen ice catcher.

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James likes to pose whenever he spots my camera out.

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Our suncatcher hung just in time to catch some sun.

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We hung our suncatcher on the Japanese maple out front where we could watch it from the sofa.

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The next morning it had melted enough to show off the little bits inside.

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It was a fun project for little kids. All we did is fill a bunt pan one-third full of water and froze it in the freezer. Then we arranged things we collected in the back yard over the ice. Then filled it all the way and froze again. Dipped the pan into warm water for a few seconds to unmold it. We had frozen a loop of twine into it for hanging, but it was so heavy I was sure it would come crashing down, so we rehung it with some ribbon strung through the middle.

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