Sunday, September 22, 2013

Simple Boats/Kleine Boote

I still don't really have time for blogging, but either I try to write a tiny bit or I have to stop altogether. So tonight I'm writing about a project I did with Flora. I have made these little boats with Flora and the rain created wonderful puddles for her to let them sail.

Ich habe eigentlich immer noch keine Zeit für meinen Blog, aber wenn ich nicht irgendetwas Kleines schreibe, muß ich wohl ganz aufhören. Also schreibe ich heute abend etwas über ein Projekt mit Flora. Ich habe diese kleinen Schiffchen mit ihr gebastelt, und der viele Regen hat wunderschöne Pfützen geschaffen, wo sie gut schwimmen können.


 Made out of half a walnut shell, string, beeswax (Stockmar), a toothpick, and construction paper
Aus einer Walnußschalhälfte, Bindfaden, Bienenwachs (Stockkmar), einem Zahnstocher und Tonkarton hergestellt




10 comments:

  1. writing a tiny bit is good :) the girls used to love sailing these little boats. we're trying to decide what crafts to do for the craft fair in december . . maybe i'll add these to the list. they're so fun for the little ones. did you stuff them with beeswax? and what kind of paper did you use for the sail? it looks waterproof.

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    1. We used the golden Stockmar modeling beeswax to fasten the string underneath and to stick the sail in. The paper is just ordinary construction paper (in the picture it had just gotten wet), but I think pieces of oilcloth would be perfect. You know, you can buy these oilcloth tablecloths by the yard. I think that should work well. Or maybe contact paper on construction paper? By the way, to halve walnuts, bake them in an oven, about 300-350 degrees, for ca. 15 minutes. Then you can crack them easily so they will split in half.

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    2. Or maybe clear varnish (we have one to put over Fimo creations) would also work.

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  2. Sweet little boats and a cutie pie Flora!! Sounds like you a reaching a crossroads with blog, it is a ggod way of keeping in touch but one more item on your to do list.

    Sending a big hug

    San xx

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    1. Yes, right now it is just one more thing I need to do. When I started my blog I had hoped to keep in touch with many people in Germany, but that has not really worked out. However, I have found wonderful, wonderful new friends, including you, whom I otherwise would have never heard of. So I do think I should continue and am working on shortening my posts. I hope I will succeed. How about you? You haven't posted as much as you used to either. Maybe it's the same for you, just another thing that needs to get done.

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    2. Yes, it is one more thing but i am long overdue a catch up so hoping to post soon.

      San xx

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    3. I really miss hearing what you are doing. I hope you are all well.

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  3. Da sind ja die kleinen Boote!! Schön geworden, noch eine gute Idee zum abschauen. Regen wird es ja vermutlich demnächst auch wieder genug geben. :-)

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