DIY Star Wars Mandalorian costume

We homeschool on an alternative schedule and have been on break the last few months. Taryn spent a chunk of that time creating this DIY Star Wars Mandalorian costume. The entire thing, even the helmet, is created with cardboard! I’m so impressed with her, the detail is really amazing right down to the intentional dents – it was so much work! She even made the blaster and carved the knife herself. Her costume is based on a character named Vhipir.

2021-04-03T21:25:34-05:00February 9th, 2021|My Family, Craft Projects, Roadschool, Taryn|

365 Project: DIY bird feeder

photo of pinecone bird feeder

Dear new homeschoolers everywhere:

Long time homeschoolers are bored out of their minds too.  This is not how this usually works.  We miss parks, museums and the adventures that usually come along with the freedom of learning outside of a classroom.  Please don’t judge us too harshly when this feels miserable.  We are struggling for the same reasons too.  Long live craft projects that keep kids busy for a whole 10 minutes!  Today that looked like peanut butter, birdseed and pinecone bird feeders thanks to my mom.

2020-03-20T22:54:24-05:00March 17th, 2020|365 Projects, 366 - 2020, Craft Projects, My Family|

365 Project: Funny face painted rocks

My mom is an artist – that means we have almost unlimited craft supplies at our disposal while we are here! 🙌🏻 My crafty crew loves it! We’ve been painting rocks to hide while we are out on the road this year. Here are a few favorites I created this morning. It’ll be fun to use the #lifeinmotionrocks hashtag and see who finds them and where they end up! Have you ever found a painted rock? Did you keep it or move it and re-hide it? We love finding painted rocks during our adventures!

2020-03-20T22:37:52-05:00March 13th, 2020|My Family, 365 Projects, 366 - 2020, Craft Projects|

She’s a creative

She writes fiction novels (her current book has 22 chapters and counting), she draws, paints, crochets, sews. She’s always creating something. I worried that downsizing our stock of creative supplies would be hard for her but she’s risen to the challenge. Today she made a bow and arrow. A few days ago she made Jonah a fishing pole. Give that girl some string and some nature and she’s good to go.

2019-11-21T12:48:47-06:00January 5th, 2018|Craft Projects, My Family, Taryn|

homeschool zoo animal week | personal iphoneography

homeschool zoo week

Zoo week fell during a time that it was raining and flooding something fierce here in Texas.  We were lucky enough to find *one* day out of ten where it was a low chance of rain.  We booked our booties up to Waco on that one day and it held off!  Then back home to more and more and more rain.  Thankfully, we had lots of indoor zoo activities to keep us busy while stuck inside.  Thank God for gluten free play doh!


Daily Devotional Jesus Calling / 365
Bible Verse Colossians 3:12
Character Patience
Letter of the Week Oo
Number of the Week 15
Shape Circle
Color Yellow
Theme / Science Zoo Animals
Physical Education Stomping
Health / Food Peaches
Sensory Zoo Sensory Bin
Art Z is for Zibra
Music Let’s go yo the Zoo
Story Time The View at the Zoo
Play / Game Zoo Foam Masks
Movie Madagascar
Field Trip The Waco Zoo
Additional Resources:  
Giraffe Finger Prints
Fork Lions
Alligator Bubble Wrap
Playdoh Zoos
Paper Chain Snake
Paper Bag Frogs
Zoo Jumbo Puzzle
Sneaky Puzzles
Hape Zoo Blocks
Zoo Treat Boxes
Safari Stamps
Make a Zoo Stickers
123 To The Zoo
2015-06-11T07:29:28-05:00June 11th, 2015|Craft Projects, Homeschool, Jonah, Jude, My Family, Taryn|
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