Here's a quick update on a few of the projects we shared over the last month, or so.
Remember the windowsill, scent garden we planted at the end of November?
It's growing well, and has provided a lot of observational fun. The snow peas have grown quickly, and while the Man of the House vetoed pinning a ribbon across the windowsill to secure the garden (he didn't want to damage the walls), he did attach strings to the curtain rod for us, for the vines to climb, and so far, the pot has sat securely in the sill.
The basil, and snowflake candy tuft have sprouted too, though we should have planted them earlier, to be able to enjoy them for Christmas. But, we haven't had any luck with the mint, or the money plant (really, just the story of my life!).
As for the chocolate covered, banana snowmen...
...the commenters on that post were correct. Freezing the bananas, before dipping them in chocolate, does keep the chocolate from dripping off, and pooling around the edges.
And, the popsicle house...
...it is still standing, and intact, after 10 days of pretty constant play. My children have not been known to be gentle on their toys (really they should be durability testers for Fisher Price), so I think it's safe to say, using school glue is a viable option for popsicle construction.
More Polly Pockets arrived on Christmas morning, making the house a bit crowded, but not to worry, construction of additional housing is already underway.
Oh, and as for the Nativity Silhouettes...
...they really were beautiful with the sun shining through them, but next time we'll use an actual paint (and I'll be making a note, on that post), because corn syrup, while it will "dry", softens, and melts in the heat of the sun, making for some sticky, if colorful, drips down the window.
It's great to be a homeschooler.