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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!