What you’ll need
- Half-gallon carton
- Heavy duty large straw
- Cereal box
- Glue stick
- Your A Papers from school
- Crayons or Markers to color your design
My Scholar Ship is a modified version of a boat craft I found online at: http://spoonful.com/crafts/love-boat .
How to make it
- Start with a clean carton. Cut off the plastic spout or tape the cardboard spout shut.
- For the bow, cut a 3¾- by 10-inch strip from a cereal box, fold it in half, and tape it in place as shown.
- Use tape and a glue stick to cover the carton with paper. Cut a mail slot in the ship’s top to store all your A papers from school.
- Use a glue stick to add stripes to the sides (Be sure to color a design on them first.)
- Poke a small hole the deck and insert the straw. Now tape your best A paper to it making a sail for the boat.
Be creative and have fun!
Don’t forget to send me a picture! Email it to Alexis@Via-E.com Or Post your picture on My Friends’ Stuff Art Board on Pintrest. (You first have to follow the board before I can add you to make your own posts)
Passion may be just another word for crazy and Vision may take many straight to the poor house. I write to you today about my journey to survive building a business in the middle of a recession. Why now? Why not wait for better times? The answer is fear.
I fear for today’s young. Media has run amuck and toys are no longer designed for children’s well being. As an educator of marketing for a highly regarded world-influencing university, I can’t turn off my understanding of what big business is doing to our young. The mother inside of me hurts and is angry. It is like watching a movie on the big screen knowing the plot will end tragically.
I’m not grandstanding. Take a look around. Pregnancy under the age of 15 is increasing; boys bring guns to school to create mass murder, education has become so expensive that many are now telling our youth that higher education is a poor return on investment—they will be no better off with a college education. Even our own government is so busy with their own interest they fail to see what will be left for the children.
So call me crazy but I have to do something. Via E is not about making money…although I hope I can stop having to use garage sales and creative money management to pay my bills…
Via E is about: EDUCATION – fun learning that will build solid futures, RESPECT – for yourself and others, COMPASSION – for those who need help, LEADERSHIP – because God knows we need more good leaders, SAFETY – a place girls can play where parents know their best interests will always be put before profits.
Miley Cyrus feels she is a good business person because her shocking behavior will sell. I don’t know which makes me more ill…the fact that she would sell herself in this manner or the fact that she is right—she is hitting the top of the charts.
We have to stop this…one girl at a time. They deserve better…they are better…Miley is better, she just was never told so and now millions of girls will follow.
I care…I can’t stop from caring so this passion, this vision… even when I’m on my last penny, when I’m so tempted to just get a normal job… will cause me to fight to make a difference. I hope you will too. It won’t be easy but it will be worthy.
Here is a quick and easy craft that will delight your dollfriend loving girl. There just are not enough books for dollfriends to read, so here is a dollfriend sized version of Alexis’ Journal. You can find the girl sized version on http://via-e.com/alexis-character-counts-journal.html.
This month I had to think harder to come up with a fun craft for girls. Since summer is approaching, I thought we’d encourage some outdoor fun. This craft can be completed with things you will find around the house. But if you want to make the tennis racquet more authentic, you can cut out the string area and replace it with an open weave material found at a cloth store or other string like material–be creative! Use a clear rubber band to hold it tightly in your dollfriend’s hand or weave the handle between the fingers. Since Alex’s arms rotate at the elbow she can do forehand and backhand strokes! So much fun!