This weekend has all been about my boys (isn’t it always?), part from the usual ferrying around that is. On Thursday we had a rather odd e-mail from the school (mid OFSTED I might add) along the lines that it was rumored that The Daleks were going to spoil Christmas at the school. In order to try to prevent this they should wear bow ties, a Fez and bring sonic screw drivers in on Monday. Hmm. I truly fear that the Head has lost it.
This is a Dalek should you be unaware.
We do not have three bow ties in our house let alone 3 sonic screw drivers so I set to work straight away. I found a really cute pattern for a crochet bow here via Ravelry (where else?) My eldest wanted black, ,my middle, yellow and my youngest multi-coloured (what else?)
In fact I have actually made 5 of these this weekend end as I made one each for my nieces too. 🙂
Then, this morning we made sonic screw drivers. The internet again came to my rescue in the form of Pinterest.
This is what we were sort of aiming for:
We found this brilliant tutorial using a pen, clay and a marble. Doable?
Unfortunately I forgot to buy the marbles when I was buying the supplies yesterday but I obviously have lots of beads around which I think worked out just fine. Making your own means you can add your own little details. One added buttons by adding extra beads along the side and the others got creative with their decorations.
We did have fun making these. I don’t think that this is bad for a weekends work considering we also had all the usual activities to do as well. I just hope they defeat the Dalek’s!