Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Resurrecting the Extinct for Halloween? Why not!

My paleontology obsessed son wants to be New York's state fossil for Halloween. So out came my sketch pad, and Kev and I are now attempting to assemble a prehistoric sea scorpion out of foam floor tiles and fabric... It is a work in progress, and time is flying. Here is what we have done so far:

We still have to make the patterns for the body and tail, cut foam, assemble the segments, cover all the foam with contrasting fabric, detail it with paracord, and make sure it works for standing and sitting... This would be easier if we hadn't left it to the last minute, but hopefully the ghost of Eurypterus remipes will be haunting us come Saturday..

Saturday, October 10, 2015

National Geographic Bee

Mikro is really excited about the National Geographic Bee, which local homeschoolers are going to be studying for. Team blog here. We've picked up an atlas and some study guides, and are working our way through them. Mikro watched last year's competition and says it looks like fun.