Our 13 year old Grandson loves playing minecraft. I noticed the blocks on the game are simple designs (and to my creative mind, begged to be made out of plastic canvas lol) I created simple basic patterns and am pleased with how well they look.
I tried to make a Steve, but I wasn’t happy with the way his head turned out, so I didn’t make him a body. Grandson thinks Steve’s head looks okay and told me I should go ahead and make his body too. He said the game has floating heads in it, so even without a body, my Steve-head worked out okay.
It’s fun to be able to make a craft as an extension of a game or hobby that our Grandson enjoys.
One of the stocking-stuffers that our Grandson got at Christmas was an alien egg. He had it sitting on a shelf and decided to it was time to try it out. It’s about the size of a regular plastic Easter egg. The directions are, submerge the egg in water and leave it. After a few days it cracks open and an alien hatches out.
Unfortunately, after a few days, the egg had only started slightly cracking by the time it was for our Grandson to go home, so he took it with him. I wonder how much longer it’ll take to hatch and what it’ll look like. Grandson said he’ll try to take a photo of the alien for me to see what it looks like when it’s grown.
Grandson hatched out a bunch of sponge fish from capsules.
Grandson had a wonderful time doing an experiment of Ivory soap puffing up like a cloud when it’s put in the microwave. It was so fun to watch.
Grandson got creative and made himself a toy gun out of cardboard and masking tape. He made it so it has removable attachments and also the the slider thingy moves too. I think it’s quite clever and imaginative.
We gave a big box of 1 ball squash to our Grandson’s Mother & Maternal-Grandmother.
We still have oodles of squash left and more in the garden. I still have one counter full and my craft table is still full.
Grandson told me that I needed to grow something else in the garden besides squash. He thinks I over-done it. lol
I told him it’s not really my fault because I only have 7 plants and it’s been a really good year for squash. lol
It’s always great fun to spend time with my Grandson,
sharing smiles & making happy memories.
You are making memories with your grandson that he will treasure forever. Time well spent!
Thanks Barb 🙂
So happy you had a wonderful time with your grandson, I know where his creative mind comes from! 🙂 great times create great memories.
Thanks so much Sherry 🙂
Hey SquashLady! I bet they enjoyed getting that box of squash :). It sounds like you had a very entertaining time with your Grandson. You’re making some fine memories with him that he’ll never forget and will always cherish about his visits with you. Love it!
It’s great to see you. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a fun comment.
Isn’t being Grandma one of the best parts of life. 🙂
You know, I think I’ve learned from experience that the grandchild isn’t the only one making memories ~ Grandma makes memories too. They continually surface, even if the boy is almost 25 years old.
I feel the same way. The memories are precious treasures to be taken out and enjoyed even when the kids are grown. Maybe even especially then. lol 🙂
Aw…neat that you made the plastic square version of Minesweeper. Yes, you are making sweet memories with your grandson!
Minecraft is the ‘It’ game right now. It’s so simple and my Grandson spends oodles of time enjoying it. 🙂