Thursday, September 17 2015

The Terrible Suitcase by Emma Allen and Freya Blackwood

Ed-Blog, General, Story Inc.
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Wonderful wind chime

Moonbeam catcher, fancy hat, chocolate river scoop…or a colourful wind chime? The adventure is yours to choose after you make this funky piece.

Here’s what we made at Story Inc on 16 September, 2015, the same day we read The Terrible Suitcase. This wonderful book takes readers on a journey discovering how a cup of experiences, a sprinkle of new friends and a truck load of imagination can turn something terrible into a wonderful adventure.

Story Inc presents two interactive 30 minute workshops in the Karrinyup Shopping Centre food court on Wednesday mornings which offer parents and children a variety of story reading, movement, craft and music activities. These activities are carefully selected to inspire young minds, foster an early love of reading and develop listening, concentration and early literacy skills.

What you will need:

Paper cups / treat bowls
Plastic colourful string
Coloured beads


Step 1:
Using the scissors, pierce the cup 4 times (or more, depending on how many “legs” you want it to have) on opposite sides just above the rim.
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Step 2:
Cut 4 equal length pieces of coloured string.
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Step 3:
Feed the end of the string through the cup and tie a firm knot to hold it in place just below the rim.
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Step 4:
Grab the beads (however many you want to use) and feed them onto each string, ensuring you tie a very sturdy knot at the end to stop them slipping off.
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Step 5:
Hang outside and let the wind work it’s magic!
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