Thursday, February 7, 2013

Garden Turtles & Lamps

 Cara and Erica both made one of these concrete garden turtles.  It was a short and easy process.  We are trying to decide if we can paint them.

 First you place your stones in the bottom of the bowl.  Then put wet concrete on the top of the stones pushing down to remove the air bubbles.  Lastly poke your silverware into the concrete about half way down.  Use forks for legs and spoons for the head and tail.

 The girls last project of the day was constructing a lamp out of just pieces.
 The gentleman teaching the group was very patient and helpful every step of the way.  He explained each step, had the group complete the step, and then checked that each of them had done the step correctly since they were working with electricity.
 The next to last step was to test your lamp to make sure that it worked.
Cara's lamp is going to serve also as a 6th grade science project that she is currently working on.  This weekend we need to take the lamp apart so that she can sand each piece and start painting the lamp.  Her science project is due in about 2 1/2 weeks so she needs to keep moving along on the project.

Take care,


  1. That turtle turned out sooo cute! It looks like you guys are keeping busy!