These guys are sprites that my son created in Gimp
Hands on stuff-cookie day, building stuff, pottery.
Trips- Akron Zoo show, Kalahari, Metroparks, Food Bank, Christmas party, Nursing Home, Art show, Pet store, New York vacation
Great apps and books
One of a Kind Pets, Outdoors, Science, Tea Time
Art, Spelling, building, life lessons
My daughter has continued to make more drawings, some are Webkinz ideas and some are other things.
My son still likes to play “Graffiti Kingdom” on the PS2 from time to time. He has gotten back into creating new characters lately.
These are some shots I grabbed.
My daughter is still adding more Webkinz to her drawing collection. Last week, I helped her turn them into a slideshow.
My daughter’s friend recently made an awesome video of her Webkinz ideas and my daughter was inspired to do the same. She organized them and set them up and I snapped pictures using an app called “Stop Motion”. We uploaded it to YouTube and she picked out music to go in the background.
My daughter has been exploring the “Do Ink” app on the ipad and has been creating animations from her drawings.
My daughter has continued drawing new Webkinz creations…she is now up to 40.
These are the latest additions.
She has been using Amazon to look up current Webkinz and then making changes to their patterns or colors as well as making up Webkinz of her own to fill in what she considers missing animals (like the octopus).
My daughter has been coming up with new design ideas for Webkinz. Here are her drawings…
She also drew some similar, but non- Webkinz stuff.
I am not exactly sure where she was going with these last 3, but I thing she was inspired by the show “Fruits Basket.” ( anime with transforming people/ animals )
My daughter is creating stuff daily. When it isn’t for her dolls, it is stickers or drawings or polymer clay creations or duck tape or anything else she can come up with.
The last one is a Squinky next to her polymer clay version. She liked their basic shapes and decided to try crafting one.
My daughter is continuing to move forward with her dollhouse project.
We got stuck for a moment today when she wanted to start on the wallpapers and floors and then realized that we hadn’t spray painted the outside of the house yet (nor did we own the spray paint to do so). We tried to come up with a good solution to replace the spray paint. She didn’t want the back of the house to be too bumpy and she was worried about the seams where the 3 boxes are joined. We settled on using the full size mailing labels we already own and she decided that they would make a great canvas for her dolls to do graffiti.
All of this did not go as smoothly as it sounds. Somewhere in there, she was bothered by the sticker labels not laying quite flat. She was pretty distressed. I encouraged her to take a break and eat something while I helped with the edges. She came back calmer and decided that if she didn’t like the way it looked she could just put the swimming pool over that spot.
She never did get to the walls and floors today, but she should be able to tackle that pretty easily on her own next time.
The kids and I have decided to be done with learning about Japan for now. We are moving on to the 6th Magic Tree House book, “Afternoon on the Amazon.”
So far we have played two animal themed games. The first one is Zooloretto, a game about building your own zoo to maximize points.
My daughter beat me by quite a margin this time. For those with iPods or iPhones, this game is available as an app.
The second game, by the same maker, is called “Coloretto Amazonas.” In it, you score points by making sets of same colored unique animal cards while simultaneously losing cards that are duplicates. I found it to be a bit too luck based for my taste (especially compared to the original Coloretto) but maybe that changes when played with more than 2 players. My son enjoyed it and totally trounced me.
My daughter also drew a toucan from the “Draw, Write, Now!” Books.
We will be heading to the zoo this week to see the animals in person.