today wasn’t as productive as i would have liked for it to be, but it wasn’t a total loss, either.
i didn’t manage to find the rocks for the rock painting craft for next week – but i did find out where i can get them. i also didn’t come up with needles for the fishing net craft – but i have maybe thunk up a better way for 200 kids to run a piece of yarn through a square of netting. instead of having them all thread a needle, keep the thread on the needle, not drop the needle, not break the needle, etc… i’m thinking of using toothpicks and taping the thread to the toothpick. conceptually i think it could work. but there could be a problem with the tape getting caught on the netting. or the toothpicks having splinters, or the toothpicks breaking… so, i’m still sorting that one out.
however, there are things i did get done. i did purchase 25 meters (that’s metric, i’m so acclimatized) of netting that now needs to be cut into 200 squares. and i did manage to find beads for stringing along the yarn for those fishing net crafts. and c15 and i did mananage to get our photos taken (someone’s having a good laugh) for our visas to visit india. and we made it to the indian consulate to apply for said visas. and i’ve procured 2 backpacks for us to use while we are in india.
tomorrow i’m hoping to get the rocks. find some yarn and toothpicks. i need to price and maybe purchase 200 pillow cases, a lot of saa paper, some pens and construction paper/origami paper for the craft that’s either going to be weaving fish or origami-ing fish. and i need to come up with one more craft – seeing as how i’m one short.
and, just so you can have a good laugh, too. here’s my visa photo – you know, the photo that should maybe subtly hint at what a lovely and kind person i am. the one that goes along with the application asking permission to allow me to visit india and shouldn’t cause them to question my sanity or wonder how i managed to so cleanly photoshop my prisoner id numbers out of the picture.