Sunday, July 25, 2010
Tin Can Scarecrows - in the making
Oops, I've been corrected, one scarecrow and one robot boy. Anyway, here's the story...
Hot Rod has been wanting to make a robot out of cans and recycled bits for some time now. Fair is coming up so I thought this would be a great idea for an entry for the recycled art class.
So, during one stay-at-home afternoon we all decided to start work on some fair entries. I was working with Lil' Mermaid on some wool felting (more on that later) and Ross was working with Hot Rod.
It started out simple enough....drilling, drilling and more drilling...
And then I look over and see this crazy cool tin man coming alive...but Ross is somehow doing more and more work on it.
So I say, "ummmmm, Ross, this is supposed to be entered in Fair and really he's supposed to be doing all of the work on his project." Ross, who never does anything simply (bless his heart), grumbled about it. "Well, this is too advanced for him at this age." And I said, "that's why you are just supposed to help him (ie. keep him from drilling into his finger) make a robot that is at "his" level. They had a discussion.
Hot Rod agreed he wasn't doing all the work himself on this robot and that he would really like to totally make his own. So Ross got him some more cans and some wire that Hot Rod could easily bend and let him run with the cordless drill. Wait a minute...I don't mean he let him run across the floor with a drill, I mean he let him go ahead with his own robot design.
Meanwhile, Ross set to "real" work on "his own" scarecrow robot (hmmm...possibly his intention all along?......)
And Hot Rod puttered along himself.
Stay tuned to see how they both turned out!