Unplugged Project Special Edition
Now that my camera cable is back, here is our project for trees. Better late than never I suppose!
I was fairly uninspired for the Unplugged Project theme of trees. It needed to be simple since we were in Albuquerque for the weekend, away from any supplies beyond crayons and paper. No one had ideas, then I suggested making trees out of our hand outlines. The idea was met with very little enthusiasm, but my oldest daughter and I decided to give it a go.
First we traced our hands:
Then we cut some small branches off some trees that needed a bit of pruning anyhow. We took the leaves off the branches to stick them on our handprints:
What started off as a rather dull project quickly became exciting when one of the leaves I was stripping off a branch suddenly hopped onto the countertop and began walking around!
He was amazingly similar to the leaves I was using and none of us had seen him, even up close, until he jumped off.
We all ooed and aahed and squealed with delight as our surprise visitor crawled on our hands and showed us that he knew how to fly.
After we had all had a very gentle turn with him, we carefully returned him to his tree.
Here is a photo of him in the tree to show you how well camouflaged he was (if you are having a hard time spotting him, look for the brown spot. That is him pooping – much to the delight of the children):
After that bit of unexpected excitement, we finished our projects with new enthusiasm!
This was an Unplugged Project “special edition.” Be sure to check back on Monday morning to see what everyone comes up with for this week’s theme of insect.