Today we've been making...

Saturday, 28 January 2017

How to start embroidery?

Soon Spring is coming and we will congratulate our Moms; we decided to create a biscornu. Do you know what is that?
According to Wiki biscornu is a small, 8-sided, stuffed ornamental pincushion, usually made out of Aida cloth or linen. Embroidery or cross-stitch is used to decorate the top and bottom of the cushion. A button is typically secured in the center of the cushion to give a small depression on the top. Beadstassels and other objects can decorate the biscornu. They are typically able to fit in the palm of your hand. The name is derived from the French adjective, biscornu, meaning skewed, quirky or irregular.

Now we need to learn how to stitch. The best way as we could see was stitching on burlap fabric.

Our sweet factory.

Christmas celebration gone but we still remember how wonderful it was. We were talking about Christmas tree Santa and candy canes. Is it possible to make a candy cane at home? Yes! We will try to make it!
Exploring scale, measuring ingredients, children learn to create caramel and make a lolly pop out of it.

Only natural ingredients!

Taste good!

It feels like a play dough!

Caramel bird.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

100 languages of children.

Yesterday I participated in a workshop hosted by Joanne Marie Babalis "100 language of children" in St. Catherine. That was really amazing time. Through this workshop many of ECE teachers were interested to learn about old toys. At this time I would like to share a master class of Zoya Pinigina
How to make a Bunny on the finger.

It is really necessary for child to participate in a process of the creation this toy. Bunny could be used in the home and in kindergartens in the music classroom. Playing with finger Bunny on the finger develops coordination, sense of rhythm, gives the joy of communication and positive emotions from the game. You can make bunnies in a different colours and create a story, poems, fairy tales, hide bunny in a hand and encourage child to catch  it. Use your imagination and develop play!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Doll as a charm

 Pictures of doll taken from Google collection.

Creating dolls with young children. 
Является ли кукла волшебным оберегом или это просто самодельная игрушка? Размышления мастерицы здесь.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Cubyshka - beautiful folk doll

Made without a single stitch with natural fabrics and threads they represent an ancient tradition of doll making. "Cubyshka" is a doll, filled with meadow herbs such as mint, thyme and other, made to keep fresh environment in a house, and spread nice smell of dried herd around the room. Mint calms down mind and spirit.

That will be perfect present for Grandma or Mommy. We continue make folk dolls with our students.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Конфетка в цветочек!

Нашла  в интернете тааааакую вкусную конфету! Эх, я бы моим куклам веночков наплела!
а ссылка здесь!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

August - End of Summer

Today we will talk about end of Summer. Days become shorter, in an air are flying tiny webs - the spiders traveling around to find a safe place. It still warm outside, but more often we can feel cool breath of Fall. It means Indian Summer coming. It is very hot time for farmers - they are harvesting vegetables, fruits and grain crops. Today we are talking how important is job of farmers for our society.
Harvesting crain crops.

Why we need so much grains?
Our children discussed - How and what we can make with grain.
They explore different kind of grain and talk about similar and differences.
At this time we suddenly decided to make a bread....Is it easy?
At least we can try it!
So, Internet, as always, is helpful.
Wonderful recipe:
1 part of process:
·       1 tbs of east (I took dry french)
·       2  tbs of sugar
·       3 tbs of flour
·       300 ml warm water
keep in warm place 15 min
after add
2 part of process:
·       1 ts of salt
·       4 tbs of oil

It takes around two cups of flour to knead a dough. First with spoon after with hand (children enjoyed this part, the whole process was just WOW!)

Make a pastries and let to grow for 5- 15 min. 350 * F oven and you done in 25-30 min.
When children woke up they had amazing snack - healthy and so tasty!
Look how our children enjoyed the process!