Saturday, August 08, 2009

Africa study

We've been doing a little sewing as part of our African studies. The boys really enjoyed this. They had to "think out of the box" in parts too as we just used shapes from coloring books which they then had to transfer/make patterns from.Finally they couldn't always rely on the stitch mum had taught them to sew their animals. But they now know how to do buttonhole stitch and running stitch. plus how to thread their needle and finish off. So hopefully when they reach adulthood they will not be helpless males unable to look after themselves. ie they will be able to sew on a button, mend a small tear etc.And as a fun craft they are keen to make more animals. Master 8 suggested a zebra but Master 12 is very keen to sew a bongo.

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