What do St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tudor houses and King Charles II’s castle all have in common? They were NOT made from purple painted toilet rolls. BUT! They were part of our discussions today. We had such fun making these as our final project on the Fire of London of 1666. We used Oatmeal boxes for St Paul’s and hot glued an old bowl to the lid. Notice the lids can still come off?! Well just as people buried their treasures to keep them safe in the fire, we will be storing some treasures in these crafty sculptures. While I opted for the more traditional beams, they got cracking with the fire and the colour! .
THIS IS NO ORDINARY CRAFT! Yes it’s an artistic interpretation and can hold special things BUT let’s just be honest for a minute!! This activity came at the end of a VERY long day, and could’ve gone horribly wrong! We FINALLY sat together enjoying each other and listening after a day full of the opposite. 😫 Sometimes craft can cause arguments right?! but sometimes for us it settles peace. And I was thankful that this was one of those latter times. .
So it’s not only a reminder of a successful subject taught (which as a home educator is helpful to remember I am doing a good job even when I don’t feel like it) BUT also a reminder to be patient and seek fun. Letting go of control. I gave the brief and the rest was up to them. We had pictures but their interpretation is always more fun. Greens, pinks, golds it doesn’t matter. What mattered was we enjoyed it and we remembered the story. 💖
We found the treasure within the day and within each other. And it turned out alright.😅
Now gimme wine and tell me, how was your day?
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