I was asked by some students to help them in a drama competition and they needed an iMac for the stage, so I decided to make a cardboard model for the drama. It was very simple to design and make except for the stand which was a little more complicated. I will put a pdf on the downloads page if anyone needs to make an iMac, it contains all the necessary parts to print-out and put together.
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Just before the end of the last semester I decided to let the students make another popsicle project. I designed the holder around the square base so the whole thing was completely improvised as we made it. The students enjoyed it and they all got an eraser and a 2B pencil from their teacher.
These lovely little dolls were made by my wife when our son was in the Waldorfschule Wangen. They are so cute and can be used to tell stories to children. I used them when I was a kindergarten teacher in Taiwan. They are not easy to make but certainly worth the effort.
The design for this frame came by accident. I was playing with popsicle sticks and suddenly realized I had created a wonderful frame. I then designed the stand to hold the frame. The frame can be used vertically or horizontally. Download the instructions from my downloads page here. Or watch the animation on my YouTube channel here.
Ever since Lee-Kuo was four years old he has been drawing mazes. His first big maze was drawn on a train going to Munich one Saturday morning. Since then he has drawn many fascinating designs with gates, transporters and keys. Now he designs mazes in 3D and has just completed a cube maze, check this blog in the near future for pictures. Below are examples drawn when he was 5-7 years old. Download them from the downloads page. Watch a computer animated solution here
What a wonderful day we had. Just as the sun was rising we set out for the two and a half hour journey with a friend to Kaoshiung. The purpose was to visit summer camp students and collect Starbucks business cards. On our arrival we had a traditional chinese breakfast and walked around a park. We walked a long way, collecting Starbucks cards as we went. In the evening we visited a night market and ate stinky tofu. It was a fantastic day and we will definitely return to visit our friends in Kaoshiung.
This is one of those beautiful works of art that my wife is so good at sewing. It is fully padded and lined inside which gives it that added quality feel. My son wanted to use it for school but his first one got stolen so now it stands on our cassette stand.
My wife makes some extraordinary crafts. This is a tiny mouse she made last year for a special exhibition, she is a perfectionist and it shows on this lovely little mouse.
This was another summer vacation craft that Lee-Kuo made. He missed the crazy golf course in Germany and decided to make his own from wood. We found a wonderful set of instructions on the internet from a magazine printed in 1950. Lee-Kuo had so much fun sawing, cutting, sanding, shaping, drilling and gluing. The summer vacation was simply too short so he only completed 5 holes, nevertheless they are superb. click here for the original 1950 instructions