Crafty Monday: Cardboard Box Guitar & Mr. Potato Head Magnets

In this Post: Self Awareness Crafts, Cardboard Box Guitar, and Mr. Potato Head Magnets

Hello friends! I hope you had a great weekend. This past week Michael and I talked all about him. Seriously it was an “all about me” week. We talked about where he lives, what his favorites are, and about his family etc etc. I figured since they do these things in public school that I might give it a go. We school year round but Michael officially started second grade a couple of weeks ago. August is all about self awareness, health, and safety. We will also be talking about community workers. Anywho, enjoy the pics and ideas 🙂

My Place in the World

I got this idea from: http://kidworldcitizen.org/2011/11/26/my-place-in-the-world-project/

Instead of using colored paper I just printed out different maps and layered them. Michael drew our house on the top layer and he colored the maps.

The rest of the week Michael made booklets. One had our address, another was all about his friends, and one was about homeschool. He also filled out questionnaires about his favorites and animals. He also did a family tree and his own timeline. We kept these simple. Most of the papers came from enchantedlearning.com.
Michael learned to draw an artist and a musician in his art book. I figured this worked since he is both.
Cardboard Box Guitar

Idea from here: http://thefrakersacres.blogspot.com/2011/03/happy-its-march.html

I pretty much put it together and Michael painted it.

He wanted to write “Hotwheels” on it but didn’t have the room. So he just wrote “hot” , lol.

I added fishing line to try to make realistic strings. I used colored pins to hold them in place…….and a lot of tape.

It makes noise but definitely not music.

Mr. Potato Head Magnets

I saw this idea on Pinterest but the link was missing. So I enlarged the picture, printed it out, and let Michael color the parts. Then I put it in contact paper and Michael helped me cut out the shapes.

Afterwards I super glued parts of an old magnet to the back. Voila! A fun fridge toy 🙂

Well, God bless and remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

6 comments on “Crafty Monday: Cardboard Box Guitar & Mr. Potato Head Magnets

    1. Cute! yeah the Twinkie box was all we had. I don’t think we have rubberbands but that does look simpler. The strings made noises but I tried to make it where he could actually tune it and that messed it up. Plus I didn’t make all the strings the same size…….rookie mistakes :(. Our geo-board made music :). Next time I’ll get some rubberbands. Love you!

    2. Cute! yeah the snack cake box was all we had. I don’t think we have rubberbands but that does look simpler. The strings made noises but I tried to make it where he could actually tune it and that messed it up. Plus I didn’t make all the strings the same size…….rookie mistakes :(. Our geo-board made music :). Next time I’ll get some rubberbands. Love you!

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