Week 2's projects included Windchimes and Indigo! The windchimes were a new project that we brought on board. In choosing our materials, the aim is to use pre-existing materials that can be recycled or natural materials that will leave a smaller footprint. We used a variety of wood in addition to bamboo from the bamboo grove here at School House Farm. The kids painted the top piece white and chose from a variety of patterns (including splatter painting) painted in black. A colour pattern of Beads were added to their centre string before the task of tying began. It was definitely more labourious than I had expected, but everyone was very proud and pleased with their final product!
Indigo, as usual, was anticipatory, then really boring and smelly, and ended with sweet victory, excitement, and pride.