Saturday, June 25, 2016

Gravity Falls Fan? Here are some cute craft Ideas!

My friend an I are HUGE fans of the animated show, Gravity Falls. Today, we decided that it would be fun to make some Gravity Falls crafts! Here are the crafts that we did!
Here are clay models of Mabel, Dipper(who's real name is actually Michael!), and Waddles. Made from polymer clay.

This is the author's(Ford's) first journal. Made from an old journal covered with red-painted paper. I used tin foil for the hand, the corners, and the eye glass. On the back of the journal, there is the circle of symbols that can be used to defeat Bill.

These are Dipper(aka Michael) and Mabel balloon dolls. They are made of one or two balloons, brown, rough yarn, and fabric. Dipper has a large magnifying glass, and Mabel has her signature grapelling hook!

Monday, June 13, 2016


   As the year is winding down, and summer nears, teachers pass out the YEARBOOKS. And most people get them autographed by their friends and teachers. I have a few tips about writing in year books.
   First, I would recommend not writing HAGS(abbreviation for Have A Great Summer) on someone's yearbook. I say this because it might feel like, to the person receiving the yearbook autograph, that you didn't take the time to write a nice note. Especially if you are good friends with that person. So take the time to write your friends a nice note before school is out.
   Second, try to write your name, or note, in your neatest hand writing. This person is likely going to keep their yearbook forever(and that's a long time) and you don't want the person to not be able to read your name. You want them to remember you. Write neat in other's yearbooks!
   Third, don't write mean or inappropriate things in others yearbooks. Then, that is how that person will remember you, as a mean or inappropriate person. You want that year to be a good memory for everyone, so be nice in yearbooks!
   Fourth, if someone asks you to sign their yearbook or ask to sign yours, ALWAYS SAY YES! No matter who it is. Just be nice. Even if it the girl who stole your sandwich or the guy who picks his nose.
   So this year, be yearbook smart!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Summer Fun!

   Summer is finally here! That means only a few weeks left of school and you are done! Hopefully, you have tons of things planned for the summer, but some days when you have nothing planned, you may get bored. Here are a few easy things you can do at your house to spice up a boring summer day:
  • Make a new dessert recipe(challenge: Don't use the stove OR oven)
  • Start writing a book
  • Start reading a new book
  • Find a craft in your closet or look up some fun ones on the internet
  • Go through your closet and find old stuff that you haven't seen in YEARS!
  • Clean out your closet and give the hand-me-downs to your siblings
  • Make a movie
  • Build with Legos
  • Look through old year books
  • Make a year book out of old photos
  • Make a duct tape wallet
  • Do a science experiment
  • Look up random facts
  • Memorize as many digits of pi as you can
  • Start a blog on whatever you want
  • Make a poster
  • Do a neighborhood survey(ex. Hair color, car color, dogs etc)
  • Make a music video
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Water balloon fight
  • Paint a masterpiece
  • Make paper airplanes
  • Learn how to make origami
  • Write a poem
  • Learn how to write a haiku
  • Backyard Olympics(requires multiple people)
  • Check out the local news
  • Try to predict the weather
  • Draw the shapes of the clouds
  • Make a collage with magazines
  • Learn to knit
  • Make the most difficult math problem ever
And so much more! These are only a few ideas for things to do on a boring summer day. Now that I have told you my ideas, I want to hear about YOUR ideas? What do you do on boring summer days?