This year (2016) as a family we're aiming to try something new each week. So far this is what we've done:
Week 1: Built a kit solar helicopter
Week 3: Made marshmallows
From now on I'll be posting on the blog each week about the new things we're trying.
So this week, what did we do?
Our eldest daughter tried out a new cardboard gift box net. We printed the free PDF from this site.
The first time she tried pasting it onto some card from an old chip box, with some pretty paper on the other side.
This didn't work so well as the card was too thick and didn't fold too well.
So she tried again, this time just printing the template direct onto some thin cardboard. This worked much better!
These little gift boxes are so easy to make and look so pretty, I think we'll be exploring and making more of them!
Our youngest daughter tried baking something new this week - a cheesecake! I picked up this recipe book years ago from a charity shop.
She decided to make the basic uncooked cheesecake first, and did a great job, especially with separating the eggs!
The cheesecake tasted delicious, and I'm sure she'll be making more from this recipe book.
Did you try anything new this week?
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