Calum's class (9 year olds) are working in Literacy Circles just now. A group of them have to read a few chapters of a book and then they each have a different task to do. One of them has to write a brief summary of what has happened, another chooses some of the more unusual/difficult words and looks for their meanings, one has to write a few questions for the others about what has happened and the fourth person has to make some sort of art relating to the story.
Everyone enjoys the arty part the most as they have free reign as to what to do. Calum (and James when his class did this) has previously made a scene out of Lego for it.
This time Calum's teacher said they could even bake a cake connected to the story and so that's what Calum decided to do.
The book is about a boy who loves space and the moon, and so Calum made a cake decorated like the moon.
Didn't he do a good job?
I baked the cake (Victoria Sponge) but he did all the decorating himself, including rolling out the fondant icing.
The metallic shimmer comes from the spray below, which I bought recently but hadn't had a chance to try out.
Here it is then, the completed blanket, of which I am rather proud!
I even remembered to take a photo of it in the daylight to show the colours properly.
Calum wanted to test how cosy it was before we give it to his new 2nd cousin. That is, 2nd cousin as in the relation they are to each other, not his 2nd cousin as in the 2nd cousin he has, as he has more than 2. Confused? Perfectly simple.
This photo (and the one of me holding the blanket) also give you a glimpse into our family room, which used to be our garage until it was converted 3 years ago, and is still known as the 'new room'! That's where all the blogging happens!