Delightful, 6, wanted to do the soap carving activity from Lesson 46 (Jonah and Amos) of the The Mystery of History Volume 1 (original edition). Our soap was too hard for her to carve into a shape, so she carved shapes into the soap instead. Also, she wanted to carve some creatures other than fish. I guess what I’m trying to say is that Delightful took an idea from The Mystery of History and made her own art project out of it (Don’t worry — she still learned her history lesson without having to carve a fish!). Here is what she made:
A rabbit named Linda:
And a bluejay flying with a cat face (top right), squirrel (right side of the bird), and heart (left side of the bird):
Feisty, 4, and Enigma, 2, also made their own carvings, but they decided to use their soap in the bathtub right away before I could get a picture of their masterpieces.