The "Trash Receiver"
Fun in Kinetic Sand Making "Cakes"!
Exciting Updates on the Fairy Village 2.0
Children added even more materials to the top level of the fairy village today, using clips and wire. Lane added a black netting to the top, like a tent. She said, "It will make the fairies go to sleep and then they will get more shade so no one gets the fairy’s house. Because it’s more black and black is a color of shade."
She then began using colorful beads as "eggs" and leaves as "burls". She said, "These are the burls where the baby fairies get born - out of these little burls. The mommy fairies drop their eggs inside these burls and then in the nighttime they hatch from the burls."
Fletcher said, "That’s not easy! They’re supposed to keep the eggs warm until they hatch."
Lane: (pointing to white mesh netting on top) "That is what this is going to be. It’s going to keep it cozy. And this purple burl (showing a leaf) is for the girl babies. And these orange ones are for the boy fairies. (She picks up a spotlight) I’m using this light. You know why? These little eggs grew SUPER tiny. And I put them on the burls so they’ll hatch. I’m using this light because I need to find the eggs, they’re somewhere in this fairy house."
It occurred to Fletcher that spiders could help them build the roof, but then he realized they might pose a threat to the fairies. He became engrossed with the idea of building a trap using a small basket, cardboard, and clips. "He's gonna fall in, and when I pull this over, he can't get back out. He's coming, hurry, hide!! What do we do?" Soon after, he updated us, saying, "There's a spider in the trap. The studio is safe."
Thank you to Oliver and Alexandra for setting up our plates and placemats today!