Thursday, March 5, 2009

King Equals Meets the Math Gnomes

It was time to introduce King Equals to the math gnomes, but he's supposed to be dressed all in royal purple and I didn't have any purple felt and didn't feel like waiting for a piece of mail-ordered felt to arrive. The solution was to make it myself. I used the last of the blue acid dye powder from the tie dyed t-shirt we made two weeks ago and mixed it with packages of unsweetened cherry Kool-aid. I don't think I could reproduce this process again it I tried, but it did work.

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I dyed some wool roving and then used the instructions from The Art of Feltmaking, by Anne Einset Vickrey, for making flat felt in a plastic bag.



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Here are more useful links for math gnome stories:

http://waldorfjourney.typepad.com/a_journey_through_waldorf/2008/07/the-four-proces.html


http://www.oakmeadow.com/curriculum/overviews/1_Web_Overview.pdf

5 comments:

Tammy said...

NICE King Equals! I love the gold and purple on him...very royal!

Jennifer said...

I love it!

Dawn said...

King Equals looks very regal!

azuresage said...

Wow! That is a jazzy math gnome. I like reading your blog too.

woolfoodmama said...

Nicely done. Love it.

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