If you have a youngster in your house, you are likely familiar with Miss Frizzle’s mantra, “Take chances. Make mistakes. Get messy.”
My kids love to chant this Magic School Bus phrase when one of our outings goes awry because the unexpected twist of events makes it that much more fun. A few examples that come to mind are when we got terribly lost on the Munger Trail or nearly perished on Ely’s Peak.
And we often add to the adage our own words of wisdom given the situation, such as “Be flexible” or “Don’t forget, it’s o.k. to get wet” or “Eat donuts.”
The day we made spaghetti yarn bowls I took Miss Frizzle’s words to heart as glue flew all over the place — mostly coming from Finley’s table. In fact, our hairdresser couldn’t get a comb through Finley’s hair later that day at a haircut appointment.
We think that cutting the yarn strings shorter may have prevented the glue catastrophe. Although, these photos suggest otherwise.
At one point during our craft project, Daley remarked, “It’s a good thing we are outside.”
I couldn’t agree more.
Check out this PBS link for project directions.
What is your favorite outdoor craft project? Share your ideas in the comment box below. Thanks!