While making fairy boats at the Wylde Center on Wednesday with Cassie, Emyrson, Keoki, Jacob, Olivia and Dante, Dante wondered, “How can we make them (the boats) stay together?” He came to the conclusion that next time we need to bring glue. Ms. Julia explained that putting glue in the creek may not be safe for the fish in the creek. She asked, “I wonder how they made boats a long time ago when there was no glue?”
In bringing this dilemma to Ms. Brandi, she remembered a project she read about sewing leaves together to make books. She brought a small group to the studio to sew on a machine. Children took turns stitching with the foot pedal. They were so excited about the machine that she brought it into the classroom!
Next we will explore hand sewing and find some library books about how Native Americans made boats. If you happen to be at your local library, feel free to check out some books on the subject. Also, if you have some cool, sturdy leaves in your backyard, like magnolia leaves, feel free to bring them in so we can sew them. In fact, we welcome any materials that you and your child think are good for fairy boat making.