craft, homeschooling, Kimberley

regatta day

With some leftover planks of wood, some clay, and sticks and fabrics and paints …. we made BOATS. We combined our Art class with our Design classes in Homeschooling this week to make our model boats for our friday Regatta Racing Day. We gave our boats a coat of paint, cool clay figure drivers, fabric stick sails, and each a name (our favorite things). See me, I’ve got the All American Attitude just before racing.. (i’m gonna win!!!)

So we filled up the mudhole , made the start and finish signs , and otherwise declared a few rules. {All of which were broken// My sister would have been beside herself = she once wrote the badmitten championship rules on a huge whiteboard and made us all read them aloud together before we could begin. :) And this was in our adulthood!!}

That is dear hubby and myself miraculously afloat the USA. His beanie is a Canadian Oak Acorn cap, and I am looking marvelous and very granny in my beehive hairdo and old lady shawl. Perhaps we will hit the seas in our retirement? (The USA struck a mudbar and did go no further.)

As you can see, I do believe Ben10 was the winner,, with black spidey closely behind! After lunch, we are going to prepare a ‘report’ of how our race went, things to improve upon in the future with boat design and racing. The kids are great, they enjoyed it, these boats will see heaps more playing with ! (Our finish sign is made with bamboo sticks and a Coconut Palm frond. I love it when nature provides.)

Have a great weekend !



3 thoughts on “regatta day

  1. oh how awesome, woo hoo for Ben 10. Have a wonderful weekend and happy report writing, and planning for the next big race.


    Posted by Joyce | September 16, 2011, 10:19 am
  2. Congrats to Ben10 and spidey That was a close one! :) better luck next time USA. Loved the acorn cap.


    Posted by Jodi | September 18, 2011, 8:56 pm
  3. this is wonderfully creative! love those little people on the boats!


    Posted by simona - artsy ants | September 23, 2011, 5:48 pm

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