This week in American Girl class, after reviewing Happy Birthday, Addy, we made hobby horses for craft. We had to jump right in to the craft, since it was a tough one to squeeze into our class time.
One of the featured crafts in Addy's Craft Book is a Hobby Horse. (or Stick Horse, as we call them!) The pattern in the book was a little more complicated that the one that we made. Our horse had a man's crew sock for a head! We also used white felt for the ears, buttons for the eyes, and brown yarn for the mane. We bought one 5/8" wood dowel that was 36" long for each girl. We bought a cap for the end of each dowel, which we found at the craft store in the wood aisle, they are used for doll heads. We used hot glue to put some of it together, and a needle and thread for the button eyes. They turned out really cute! I will show a more detailed explanation for how to make them on my blog tomorrow. So come back for the explanation!
|Mixing up the ice cream...|
For snack, we made ice cream in a bag. To make it easier on our volunteer moms, and to save time, I had two bags of ice cream for each class. The recipe shows how to make one bag for each child, using ziploc bags. We had this snack because in the book, Addy and her father found a broken ice cream freezer in the trash, and they fixed it. Then they had ice cream on her birthday! This snack was a big hit! It takes a while for the ice cream to set up, and we mistakenly didn't begin early enough... so the girls didn't get much of a taste... : - ( Next time I make this, I will give more time during class!
This girl also sewed on "earrings" of buttons on her horse, and braided the mane! Love it! In my directions, I sewed on the mane, but since we were running out of time, we hot glued the mane on several of the girls' horses. Hopefully it stays on well! We have two more fun, busy crafts the next two weeks of Addy too...
A few verses about horses...
2 Kings 2:11
As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
Harness the horses, mount the steeds! Take your positions with helmets on! Polish your spears, put on your armor!