The "look out the window and learn" ideal quickly melted away around the forty-eighth time one of my kids started yelling, "He's looking at me! Make him stop looking at me!" Oy. "Lookits" and "touchers." I remember the same style of teasing when I was a kid and now my kids were doing it as well. I challenge you to make one of your kids stop looking at the other. In the car. While driving. Talk about distracted. Out came the VCR. Then the DVD. Now the kids use computers and are wishing for an iPad. Same car. Different technology. Clearly, I failed the battle hymn of the tiger mother.
Bottom-line: although they started off with Sesame Street, now my kids love to watch the Simpsons and other cartoons when we are on the road. Yes, even my Dean's list, distinguished AP scholars. Simpsons. Over and over again. Thank goodness for headphones, so I do not need to listen for what seems like the millionth time. (The only thing worse than "are we there yet?" is hearing the Simpsons on TV saying "are we there yet?")
|Before: Broken Toy|
|After: Pendant by GeltDesigns.com|
2 small screw eyes
1mm black satin cord
Flex shaft, Dremel or drill press
Size 58 drill bit
Parallel pliers or chain nose pliers
Clean the toy.
Mark the top of the toy with the center punch and then drill a hole in the top of the toy. Marking the toy will prevent the drill bit from slipping when you drill the plastic toy.
Screw the screw eye into the drilled hole. Use the pliers for leverage when you screw to help screw the screw eye into the toy.
Feed the 1mm black satin cord (or chain of your choice) through the hole of the screw eye.
Make Dog Earrings from Toys
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"500 Pendants & Lockets: Contemporary Interpretations of Classic Adornments (500 Series)"; Lark; 2008.
"Simpsons World The Ultimate Episode Guide: Seasons 1-20"; Matt Groening; 2010.
"The Krusty Book (The Simpsons Library of Wisdom)"; Matt Groening; 2006.
Day 66. Month 3. Jewelry from Found Objects. $ spent to date: 0
Found materials: screw eye, toy
New Jewelry a Day.