Our summer is a little topsy turvy, a bit shuffled around. I thought it would be easier on the kids if I had some clear goals on things we wanted to accomplish, something to focus on. A few things I'd like to do is start really working on Juz Amma, and also introduce the kids to some handmade arts. I decided to start with learning weaving, because the fiber arts seem fascinating to me. One fun thing about homeschooling I'm learning is that I can plan to learn something too and pretend it's for my kids :)
A quick library search yielded the book Kids Weaving : Projects for Kids of All Ages. I was drawn in immediately by the colorful photos and illustrations and the range of projects. Projects start out very easy teaching weaving with paper and progressing to making your own cardboard loom, then if you want to keep going it gives simple instructions for making a more sturdier loom. I was worried Z (DS8) was going to declare it boring or girlie, but he thought it was interesting and gave it a try.
Here's our first project, weaving a paper greeting card out of card stock. He was intently focused and amused for an hour with this and he made another later for fun, mashaallah.