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April 20 - Cardboard Toy Shop

HYPOTHESIS: Kids can make their own toys out of recycled materials from around the house.

PROCEDURE: Zephyr and Lyric have been swept up in POKEMON FEVER, and today for Cardboard Toy Shop Zephyr wanted to make a house for the modeling clay pokemon figures he's been making.

Some of the modeling clay Pokemon Zephyr and Lyric have been making. I'm not sure on the names, but they all have 'em. The one in the front is a bird of some kind, and the rainbow one that kind of looks like a Cronenbergian ear mite was made by Lyric.

Some of the modeling clay Pokemon Zephyr and Lyric have been making. I'm not sure on the names, but they all have 'em. The one in the front is a bird of some kind, and the rainbow one that kind of looks like a Cronenbergian ear mite was made by Lyric.

The project would be based on a cardboard box, and made out of a cardboard box. The problem with just using a cardboard box, however, is that we'd want to decorate the outside of the box. So I disassembled the box and reassembled it inside out, held together by tape.

Before.

Before.

After.

After.

Now we'll have a blank canvas to draw on, probably with sharpies and tape.

While I was doing this, the kids were making more Pokémon. "Pokémon", incidentally, I believe is the correct plural form of "Pokémon".

We ran out of time to actually start decorating the box this morning, but we'll do that over the next few days.

RESULTS: Ask me again when I'm absolutely sick of Pokémon, but it felt pretty good this morning. At least it will be a place to put their tiny sculptures!