He immediately had the idea to make a car out of a milk jug. We had a brainstorm about what materials we could use for wheels and how we could make the car go faster. Asher had his plan and was waiting for his daddy to have a day off of work to help him make the car.
In the process of waiting, Asher came up with a new plan. He wanted to make flip-flops. Don't know why he ditched the car idea but he did. (He is the middle child so we stopped trying to figure him out long ago!) The flip-flop idea took off! He began experimenting with different things he had found. He first decided to use some old composite edging that we had from a flower-bed we put in this summer. He figured out that he could twist plastic bags together to make straps for the shoes. He and his daddy tried out the idea and it failed. The edging was just too hard to cut.
Round two was just genius in my mind! Asher and his daddy found an old tire in the back of Matt's pick-up. So they, with much trouble, cut out a sole for the shoe. (Those steel-belts are not easy to cut!) They Asher and I came up with the idea to use strips of his old shirt to make the straps. We had a lesson in braiding so Asher could make the braided straps. Then they put it all together and this is what we had...
|He was so proud of his hard work!|
|Classmates checking things out.|
|Some of the other inventions we pretty ingenious!|
|Cute piggy bank|
|I've done this!|