Saturday, October 28, 2017

button toys...

Yesterday at the Clear Spring School we held the annual harvest party, attended by all the kids in the school, grades pre-k through 12 along with some parents and grandparents. I set up a booth at which students could make button toys and good luck tokens. Other activities were planned by various classes.

The button toys were a hit at all ages. The children decorated discs of wood using markers, and then with my help drilled holes for the strings to fit.

A square knot in the string completed the assembly. The button toy beats fidget spinners hands down because they provide a similar form of entertainment: one that takes a bit of real skill to operate and that you make yourself. Unless you operate them really fast, they are quieter than fidget spinners and are free if you have a bit of wood and string, a few simple tools and a modicum of skill.

Today I'll begin forming scarf joints in plywood to begin preparing for boat building.

Make, fix, create, and assist others in learning lifewise.

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