There isn’t much in the way of football mania here and goodness knows, there is no longer much in the way of education going on. I’ve thrown off the fun of crafting our way through knowledge for the misery of uncovering the threadbare patches in topics needed for imminent GCSEs and trying to patch them up with my own teaching or by begging favours from friends.
Every so often though, it pleases me when a little moment happens that causes a child to think “I wonder why….?” and go off and find out.
Rio, not surprisingly, is a place they know about; they may not have much interest in the World Cup but all the girls are looking forward to the next Olympics already. Maddy decided to have a bit of an investigate about the Rio Carnival and having done so, humoured me by making a rather wonderful mask on a peacock theme.
The mask is made from card and the shape (which I’m going to add a printable version of, I’ve lost the one she did me!) was achieved with some form of effortless ‘fold it in half and make it perfectly first time’ thing that she seems to be able to do. She used feathers, lolly stick and sequins from this month’s kit and glitter glue from last months one. The bits and bobs are all stuck on with Bostik Blu Stick, which goes on blue and dries clear and worked perfectly. The lolly stick was attached with Bostik Foam Pads. I must admit, I do love the peacock colouring, it’s a favourite combination of mine.
Josie’s version reminded me of something a little more Chinese.
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