American Girl class: Julie week 1
We had a great class this week talking about Julie! We reviewed the first book in the Julie series, Meet Julie. After we discussed the book, I played the Rod Stewart song “Gladrags and Handbags" (Click here for the lyrics). Then I showed a few items from the 1970’s-- bandana skirt, mood ring, denim purse, bangle bracelets, lava lamp, macrame keychain, leather purse, VW bug (Punch bug), and a bag with love and peace on it, etc., I couldn't find a lava lamp (we used to own one) and wished I had more!
We had a fun craft time this week! We had two crafts: a Fuzzy Foot Rug with fake fur as shown on p.10 of the book. We also made Pet Rocks with Sharpie markers and rocks from my backyard!
For the rug, I bought some fuzzy pink fur at Hobby Lobby, and some white rug fabric at Jo-Ann's crafts. It shed a LOT when it was cut, so that was interesting cutting it in our class! There was pink & white fur bits all over the carpet and our clothes! I was thankful that we found a vacuum after class to use in our room. It needed it! For the foot pattern, I looked at Jamin's blog and made my own template using a poster board. I had two tracers, and the pieces of pink/ white fur were kinda big, so I had the class split into two groups/ tables. Then I had one group make pet rocks while the other traced and cut their rugs. It worked well, and the girls were tickled pink to have a rug for their room just like Julie's!
Coloring their pet rocks...
Tracing and cutting foot rugs...
For snack, we had Zucchini bread and we discussed why it was popular in the 1970’s. During WWII when people planted Victory Gardens, everyone realized how easy Zucchini is to grow. As time passed people became more and more creative with the recipes they developed to cook the zucchini. In the late 60's early 70's as women started entering the work force they were looking for easy and nutritious recipes. Zucchini bread, carrot bread and banana bread were thought to be healthy breads/desserts since there was not icing. And it was much easier to make than yeast breads that had to be kneaded and raised. Kinda interesting!
A groovy, cute rock!
Some of the girls were going to keep the scraps to make a little rug for their dolls!
The 2:00 class...
The rug measures about 15" X 28"...
I had fun getting dressed up in a groovy way with a head scarf and jewelry for my class this week!
They set the tables, they spread the rugs, they eat, they drink! Get up, you officers, oil the shields!
In your marketplace they traded with you beautiful garments, blue fabric, embroidered work and multicolored rugs with cords twisted and tightly knotted.
He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them water as abundant as the seas;