Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March.


Oh, March is quite the month for weather here in Wisconsin. This week we have gone from 55º and sunny, to several inches of rain and thunderstorms and flooding, back to snow/sleet/ice and thundersnow, lots of fog, and today more rain, fog and crazy wind - and tomorrow below zero windchills. Sooooo, we have been staying close to home, playing with some new things A received for his birthday, and starting some new projects.


Between new science kits (very cool microscope, volcano kit & more...), starting our seeds, rollerblading and scootering around the house, reading books (A discovered the world of mushrooms), and some looking forward to spring craftiness, we have been happily busy.


The boys have been wanting to make eggshell planters -  you take an eggshell (clean), paint it and draw on a face, fill it with some sand and soil, and top it with soaked wheat berries. Cover with plastic wrap until shoots are coming up (mist with water regularly)...then remove the wrap and just keep them moist.



Once it grows the wheat grass looks like hair on the eggshell 'head'! We made several heads and started several trays, hoping the wheat grass will be tall and green just in time for the first day of spring. Fun!


We have more fun projects coming up as we anticipate the spring equinox, and make goodies for our spring nature table. Can't wait - I always love the creative busyness that comes with the change of seasons and after a long winter, anticipation is a good thing!


Thanks for all the great comments - if you haven't yet, don't forget to leave a comment on this post to enter yourself in the notebook cover (and a surprise) give away ... deadline is tomorrow/Wednesday at 5PM CST, and I'll post the winner later in the evening!

17 comments:

Joy said...

those eggshells are so cute! I've always been timid about wheatgrass, not sure why... I can't wait to see how their's turns out!

Lisa said...

Isn't it great to rollerblade in the house!! March is one of those crazy months where you never know what to wear! I'm looking forward to seeing those eggheads!!!

Annie said...

Can't wait to see how tall the hair gets!

Jane said...

My daughter can't wait to get her rollerblades out that she got for Christmas. She missed her chance this weekend-we got more snow on Monday. Love the eggshell planters!

The Magic Onions said...

So cute... love them!

Dawn said...

Those are some great little eggshell heads. :) It sounds you're an expert at dealing with crazy weather...you always seem to have some fun projects up your sleeves.

jane said...

I love them! I´m off to scramble some eggs.

Anet said...

March is a crazy weather month in Michigan too.
Yay for spring crafts! The egg heads are really neat!

Tara said...

The goggles are really so necessary for most projects/experiments... I'm glad the boys were being safe and wearing them LOL...:0)

The eggshell planting looks very cool!!

Spring is sure fickle here too... we did a wee bit of planting inside yesterday.

Leah said...

Those little egg heads are so cute. My boys would love this idea, and we *need* ideas to get through this deep-freeze in our neck of the woods. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy said...

I have some wheat berries soaking, we are going to make those egg shells today. What a great idea!

Amy said...

I have some wheat berries soaking, we are going to make those egg shells today. What a great idea!

TheOrganicSister said...

Wow. Your weather is insane! I feel for ya, really I do.

We have the eyeclops too. It is fun, especially checking out hair and skin (ewww). But there is only so much you can view within 4 feet of the TV. I'm currently on the lookout for a real (and used) microscope. Something we can take with us hiking to view things we can't take home.

~Tara

Dawn said...

Freaky weather...hope Spring comes soon!

Cute project! They are going to have some funky hair soon!

:)

Sara said...

I love the eggshells. We are so going to do that! Good luck with the weather. We are having similar crazy weather here too. Rollerblading through the house is always a fun idea!!!

Eluciq said...

okay i just love the goggles...and the rollerblades in the house...fun times!

Space Oddities said...

what a fun project!!