February 28, 2014
I’m coming out of winter hibernation to say hello! I’ve been keeping busy with the kids, a new job, and snow days on top of snow days.
Most, if not all of us parents already helped our kids with their 100th Day of School project, but I thought what my son came up with was so clever I had to share.
He really wanted to something Minecraft related — because my boys’ diet is primarily made up of all things Minecraft. We noticed that a Creeper face can be made with exactly 100 squares, or pixels.
So with a paper cutter, I cut out a bunch of 1″ squares (mostly shades of green with some black for the Creeper’s eyes and mouth) and drew a 10″x10″ grid onto a sheet of posterboard. To make the project even easier for my son (and faster, for me), I affixed double-sided tape to the backside of each square, and stuck them to the backing of a used sticker sheet so he could just peel off the squares and attach to the poster board. With a pencil, I lightly shaded in the squares that made up the mouth and nose so he’d know exactly where to place the black paper squares. I mean, pixels. The prep work I did ahead of time was worth it — Dax spent maybe 10 minutes putting it all together and his beloved poster was hung up right away after bringing it back home from school.
Back in November, the boys had a Minecraft-themed birthday party. I’m aiming to share their invitation as a free printable soon!
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