Sunday, January 20, 2008

Unplugged Project : Toothpicks or Popsicle Sticks

Time again for this week's project. I have been sick so I wasn't sure we were going to get to it this week but it turned out to be just what we needed to get through a slow Sunday afternoon.

This week was originally toothpicks but then MomUnplugged mentioned Popsicle Sticks as an alternative. The boys got some of those in their stockings this year at Christmas so that seemed like a good place to start. Thinking of popsicle sticks reminded me of one of the projects for the Puzzles Unplugged Project. So I took my inspiration from Heather, and my kids made puzzle pictures out of their sticks.

In fact, it looked like so much fun that I made one too! And the boys did not stop at just one, they made 2 each. My husband had fun attempting to put them together.

2 year old's creation
not sure what it is
but it is colorful!

5 year old's creation
It is a train on a train track going past a barn.


Anonymous said...

Those are very good! I thought Heather's popsicle puzzles sounded like fun too but we haven't tried them yet. I'm glad that the project helped with your slow Sunday.

By the way, my friend reports that the new site is much faster to load (I let her have a sneak peek), so hopefully it will be for you too!

Claire said...

I really like that idea. I think we'll try it one rainy day.

Heather said...

I am so glad that you guys had fun with it. They look great. The boys are wonderful, but being a momma of all boys to I am partial to yours.LOL

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

I love the popsicle puzzle idea! I'm sure my 5 year old would love it!

Andrée said...

Now that is a really really cool idea! I could use that in math classes for sure. Thank you!

soo said...

I love the popsicle (ice lolly sticks) puzzel idea, another one to store in the memory banks ... I'll have to be careful that it doesn't get overcrowded up there. :-)

Kate in NJ said...

What a great job they did!
Thank you for visiting us this week!

Maria said...

I like it a lot. It could be used for multiple things.1kiss.