Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Vanna can you please spin the wheel for us today?

This idea came from, wanting a way to inspire the kids I worked with to write & play in their journals. This one, has a bit more of an adult theme, but could be easily adapted... and my son loves to walk by and spin, & spin & spin.

The a-muse is made of:
  • an old bike wheel & fork,
  • tissue paper collected from all around,
  • LED's
  • wood
  • paint
  • paper scraps

If you want to see the process I documented it at Instructables

On the spokes:

  • Play With Paper - books, origami, paper dolls, paper toys, zines
  • Doodle - put on some tunes grab some pens, colored pencils & play (inspired by Drawing Lab book)
  • WALK, RIDE, PLAY, MOVE, OUTSIDE - feel the air in your lungs.
  • Learn - something new
  • Change - Change the scenery, go out... library, coffee shop, notice, taste, smell
  • Game - Play a game, or better yet make one. A maze, a puzzle, game of your life.
  • Sew - clothing, toy, doll, something useful
  • Imagine - the best space ever, a tree house, a studio your secret cave. (A room of your own)
  • Machine Made - invent your own machine, what does it do? what does it look like?
  • Sculpt - salt dough, paper mache, clay
  • Toy - indulge your inner child make a toy from what's on hand.
  • Mail - send a post card or letter
  • Weave a Tail (purposefully spelled wrong, my cats were causing trouble, I wished I could weave there tails together!)
  • Vacation - for a day, or imagine one... or plan one
  • Rest - take a nap, a bath, eat well & take care of your body.
  • Spoiled Rotten - Find someone/something spoil them rotten for the day (to answer my son's question YES, it can be yourself... but it's surprisingly refreshing to do it for someone else.)
  • Repair
  • Draw it - Take a walk bring something back to draw.

Ohhh, it even lights up!

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