Saturday, 24 July 2010

Craft of the Week (courtesy of James)

Well, since I have been too busy these last few weeks to get any craft of my own going, I thought I would share my oldest's latest project.

James (10) is our little inventor. He has a wonderful imagination and is always making up new comic strips or building something out of junk. He loves history and his current area of interest is Knights and Castles. He has been reading up about them for the last few weeks.

This last week he has been busy making a scroll. He took a long sheet of paper and ripped the edges. Then he stained it with a wet teabag. Once it was dry he copied the lettering out of one of his books. When it is complete he is going to put a wax seal on the bottom. I'll post a picture of it when it is done. So far I think it looks very authentic!

He also came through to me the other day and asked if we could have a medieval banquet for his birthday dinner and can we all dress up in medieval clothes, him as a knight of course. He is going to go online and research what sort of food they would have had at a celebration. His birthday isn't until January!!!!


  1. I love the scroll! And what an excellent job he did with the writing! I can't wait to see the finished project :)

  2. Is that HIS writing??! I am just trying to imagine my eldest son writing like this.... In fact I'm trying to imagine him writing even semi-legibly. This is amazing. Well done, boy!
    And he's quite right, I think, researching now for January - you may have to start growing some of the stuff they ate in medieval times!!
    Love, Anne x

  3. Yes, that is his writing. He painstakingly copied each letter from the book you can see in the corner beside him. I'm also very impressed because his normal writing is not known for being the neatest!


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