Sphere – Monthly Unplugged Project

By , March 1, 2010 8:46 pm

The Unplugged Project theme for the month of March will be:  Sphere

The linky is below and will remain open until April 1st.  On April 1st I will post a new Unplugged Project theme.

If you are wondering what the Unplugged Project is, then please read more about it here.  We’d love to have you join in!

The basics are the following:

  • Please only link if you have done a project that is related to the theme.  Don’t just put your website in there because you like the idea of the project.  I appreciate the support, but if I don’t see a project, then I’ll have to delete your link.
  • Please don’t link until you actually have a post to link to.  The post should not simply describe an intention, but document an actual completed project.
  • When you link, please link to your POST, not just your blog.  I am trying to build a library of project ideas, so we want people to always be able to find your project in the future.  If you link simply to your blog, they won’t be able to find your post later on.  (Feel free to email me if you have a question about this.)
  • Don’t worry about the “accuracy” of your connection to the theme.  Be creative, have fun, and think “outside the box” if you wish.  For example, the theme was once soft and we made moth feeders out of soft cotton balls.  Another time the theme was kitchen and we made Oobleck because it was made with cornstarch which is a substance you find in the kitchen, right?  If you think about it, you can find a connection with almost anything and that is what is really fun!
  • If you have the time, energy, and inspiration to come up with more than one project for sphere that’s great!  Feel free to link to each sphere project separately in the linky.
  • If you have no blog, then please leave a comment on this post with a description of what you did.  The more ideas we get, the better!
  • It takes a lot of time and energy to put this project together and I would greatly appreciate a link to Unplug Your Kids in your project post.  Thank you and enjoy!
Photo is from Wikipedia, by Andrzej Barabasz.

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5 Responses to “Sphere – Monthly Unplugged Project”

  1. Clara Aburto says:

    When the weather is warm, you can make a great pinata by using flour paste and newspaper over a punching ball balloon. This take at least 5 days, you allow to dry, open the top, remove balloon, then cover with strips of “fringed” tissue paper strips. YOu can do stripes of color, or one solid color to call it an orange, apple, etc. You can add cones of shirt box cardboard to add more interest. the edge of the hole should be stronger than all the rest of the pi~nata, attach wire, fill with treats and treat as any other pin~ ata.
    To create fringe, use wide strips of colorful tissue, cut into it, about 1/3 of the way, scrape gently with scissor edge to curl as you curl ribbon for gifts. I have done this as a class project with school aged children, as well as my own children.

  2. Mom Unplugged says:

    Thanks so much for the project instructions! This sounds really fun and like a great idea for “sphere.”

  3. kristy says:

    Thanks for the idea…Geometry can be so much fun!
    .-= kristy´s last blog ..Cheers for Spheres! =-.

  4. Claire in Tasmania says:

    Hi again!
    My daughter was given a ball which has the world printed on it for her first birthday. So my almost-3yo and I have been having fun comparing it with the world map on the wall in the hallway – finding continents and countries, and Tasmania – “that’s where we wiv!”
    I’m thinking with winter coming a variation on this might be a way to run off some energy when stuck inside. Maybe kick the ball down the hallway, run after it, then find the uppermost continent on the wall map.

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