Thursday, August 19, 2010

outside the box

for my history of creativity class i had to submit a project that tied history + creativity {go figure!} i didn't think it was going to be too big of a deal {i'm creative, right??} but the project was worth a whopping 200 points, so i was a little nervous.

i could NOT, for the life of me, think of something to do! sure, i'm creative, but tying it into humanities is not my forte. anyways, last minute {as in, three days before it was due!} i began working on "my little box of creativity."

i decided to get a bunch of crayola products: play-doh, new twistables slick stix {which, by the way, are AMAZING!}, and cute little pip-squeak markers to spark creativity in the little ones. then, i made historical finger puppets. wow, did i underestimate how long that would take! i probably added a few too many embellishments, but i think hope they will be something that my kids will play with...and learn while they are at it!

i'm pretty pleased with how everything turned out. so, i thought i would share the love.

{sorry the lighting is such horrible quality...i really need some photography lessons!}

{from left to right: louis xiv, martin luther, leonardo da vinci, queen elizabeth of england, william shakespeare}

i also made these little fact cards to go along with them:

what do you think?? did you learn something new? :)


  1. Those cards are SO cute!! What program did you make them in? You are definitely one of the cleverest people I know!

  2. Wow I can't believe you made all of those cute little puppets! Your little boy is going to love them! Way cute!

  3. oh my gosh! You are so cute! Your finger puppets are adorable! They look store bought!

  4. I love it! You are completely creative. The puppets are professional. Way to go. I'm impressed. And yes, I learned a lot (History is not my forte)!

  5. Are you kidding me? You are so amazing. How about you make another one and I buy it from you? I LOVE it!

  6. I love them! totally amazing! thanks for sharing - makes me wish I were talented enough to make some for myself! I hope you get an A and if you don't I think i will be very disappointed in that professor.

  7. Those little finger puppets are the neatest thing since sliced bread for sure-

    I bet you got 210pts. LOL

    Pretty clever:)

  8. Jess those are so cute. If they were for a class I hope you got an A. They are fantastic!!!

  9. Adorable! -Now on to more serious matters.... You move SATURDAY?! Ah! Lets do something this week! Even if we just go for a walk or something! Oh and p.s. I hope you took before and after pictures of your new place!