Woodworking class #10 (!) was at the Bannings’ a couple of weeks ago. Yes, I’m woefully behind on my blogging. It happened to be on Finn’s birthday so in addition to making boxes, we had a small celebration for Finn. First, the boxes. Kids collect treasures. Lots of treasures. So Rob thought making a box to keep them in would be a good idea. I think everyone agreed.
Here’s Bruce’s instruction sign for the class.
I didn’t ever get a good shot of the whole thing, but I liked the end picture so much I got a closeup of that part. “Assemble & Marvel”
Personally, we had a pretty shaky start — Ezra didn’t want to do the project, yet again, but this time I wasn’t having it. The project was not complicated, nor was their too much sawing as in other projects, so I just wasn’t going to let him out of it. I mean, what’s the purpose of us doing these classes if our own kid doesn’t want to participate? After trying some bad tactics of the “just do it!” variety, I finally decided to actually ask him why he didn’t want to. Many tears later, it was determined that it was all the sanding he didn’t want to do. Aha! So, we did it together and then once that part was done he was off to the races and did the rest of the steps mostly by himself. Woot!
Here he is *patiently* waiting for Caleb to finishing drilling so he can have a turn.
Finally, Ezra’s turn.
He got a little help from Bruce here.
And then he was done. He took an unconventional path to decorating his box, eschewing the shiny things, beads, paint, etc. that most kids were using.
It says, “Remember … do not look in here or else!”
Here’s how a few of the other kids decorated their boxes.
Once the boxes were done and dinner was had, we pulled out the cupcakes and sang to Finn.
He was pretty happy.
And so was everyone else, because the cupcakes were pretty darn good, if I do say so myself!
(More pictures here.)