IH – October 13: Yarn + Stick Art, Stone Soup

Mobiles. Gods eyes. Weaving. These are all crafts we can make with the same ingredients. Let’s bring crafting yarn, twine, string, and a few good sticks, and see what we’re inspired to make. Stone SoupLet’s make stone soup together by bringing ingredients and letting the kids chop and direct our lunch. I will bring a …

IH – October 6: Fairy Houses

Fairy magic is real. Let’s help support the fairy population by making them warm winter houses. We’ll use all the bits of nature we can find to craft a house, plus a collaborative project – a fairy garden somewhere on the property in Indian Hills. Bring nature elements that your kids have found. Sticks, rocks, …

IH – September 22: Papier-Mache

An accessible goal? Haha – reference It’s mess week! We’re doing papier-mache, using the basic paper-glue concoction to craft masks. Annie is buying a stack of masks for us to use, so bring cash to reimburse her. (Maybe $3-5/kid? Price tbd…). We need newspaper for this project! We’ll also need cardboard for building out the …

IH – September 15: Motors + Loose Parts

We’re all about Rube Goldberg basics. This week we’ll explore simple machines or setting up reactions with whatever loose parts we can assemble. We’re looking, in particular, for rope, marbles, pulleys, wheels, battery-run motors + misc pieces for building/exploring motion physics (see link, link). Side note: this OK GO! video is awesome and showcases a TON …

IH – September 8: Leaf Rubbings + Object Stencils

This week we’ll make some artwork using nature elements we find onsite. Leaf, bark + rock rubbings are only part of what we can make using textures + natural objects. Crushed berries or mud mixed with water make “paints,” too. We’ll generally explore the intersection of art and nature with any objects we find and …

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