Category: Engineering

  • Recycle Challenge: Water Bottle Challenge 

    Recycle Challenge: Water Bottle Challenge 

    Before you throw that water bottle away, or toss it into the recycle bin, think of some fun and useful ways to give it a new purpose. Use a small water bottle or a gallon size. Make sure you clean it out well and allow it to dry completely if you plan to store anything […]

  • DIY Backyard Skeet Ball

    DIY Backyard Skeet Ball

    Make your own skeet ball themed game for the backyard or to take to the park. The follow ideas are only suggestions, please feel free to come up with your own way of making a game with this theme. Suggestions: Something to make a ramp out of: A box, small slide, wood and a few […]

  • Make A Snowflake

    Make A Snowflake

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  • Paper Clip Fun Page

    Paper Clip Fun Page

    How many words can you make from the words: PAPER CLIPS Note: Add some fun twists and turns to your game with the info in this post. Creativity Challenge Think of 10 purposeful things you can do with paper clips. Try your ideas out to see if they they work. Paper Clip Fill-In Fit the […]

  • Funschooling News #9

    Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News! I’m offering more great family-friendly activities that will help make your week a little more fun. This week’s activities include a lot of balloon related resources. This very inexpensive item can be turned into an awesome learning tool! Be sure to scroll all the way down to the Special Days […]

  • Tangle & Zentangle Art

    Tangle & Zentangle Art

    Art and meditation can take on many forms and Zentangle patterns combine both of these awesome things in a creative way.  If this idea has piqued your interest, there are a few rules you’ll need to know before you begin drawing with dots, lines, curves, S-curves, and orbs, and the sites offered below will help […]

  • Kinetoscope

    Kinetoscope

    Dictionary.com: Kinetoscope : Pronunciation and definition. Wikipedia: Kinetoscope – Includes: Development, Going Public, Kinetophone, and Projecting Kinetoscopes. Pictures available. Early Cinema: Kinetoscope – Short history of the device. Lomography: Thomas Edison and the Kinetoscope – Article about the origins, development and the final product. About: The Kinetoscope – Brief history about device. America’s Library: Thomas Edison Patented the Kinetoscope August 31, 1897 – Scroll through a […]

  • Paper Airplanes

    Paper Airplanes

    Today’s Topic: Paper Airplanes   Did you know……   The Guinness World record for the longest time a paper airplane was held aloft is 29.2 seconds!    Today’s Activity:  Make paper airplanes   Paper Airplanes HQ Learn about the history of paper planes, view 50 instructional videos for making paper planes.   Tips and suggestions….   If […]

  • The Circle

    The Circle

    Bird w/flower Made with circles Did you know…The word circle derives from the Greek word kirkos Activity: Circle scenesYou’ll need: Round flat objects such as bottle caps, lids, or cups, pencil, colored paper, scissors, and glue Optional: Ruler Set up: Using a variety of round lids and objects, trace around them with a pencil onto colored paper and cut them […]