Posted in Resources

Geek Schooling: Learning With Harry Potter

Our whole family loves the world of Harry Potter! We have all read the books and watched the movies, and are looking forward to the next book coming out soon, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! My children and I have attended and/or volunteered for a local Harry Potter summer camp, where I played Professor McGonagall. A few years ago, my family even had the pleasure of going to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Florida! It was so much fun Рwe hope to go back again someday.

Geek Schooling: Learning with Harry Potter

Get ideas for how to make learning fun with Harry Potter at GeekSchoolingGuide.com

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

Posted in Home Economics

Fibre Friday: Make a Cape Out of an Old Curtain

Fibre Friday

Fibre Friday: Make a Cape Out of an Old Curtain

make a cape out of an old curtain

Last week, I promised to show you how to make a cape out of an old curtain. It’s a quick and easy sewing project. You can make a cape for Halloween or to dress up and make history studies come alive in your homeschool. I made this one a few weeks ago for a local haunted trail; it’s a Halloween fundraiser for Two Rivers Wildlife Park. We’ve been volunteering as a family for this event for several years.

I started with an old curtain. Using my son as a model for height, I cut off some excess length at the top of the curtain. I found that when folded in half, the curtain covered quite a bit of his body. Without any more cutting, I just folded the curtain in half, inside out, and hemmed all around the edges:

make a cape out of an old curtain

I left a small gap in one corner:

make a cap out of an old curtain

Then I stuffed all the fabric through the gap, and turned it right side out:

make a cape out of an old curtain

Next I hand sewed the gap closed using a blind stitch:

make a cape out of an old curtain

If you need some help with a blind stitch, here is a blind stitch tutorial video on YouTube.

The final step was sewing in some elastic a few inches from the top of the cape, on what I wanted to be the inside of the cape. When sewing in the elastic, just remember to pull it taught toward you as you sew, so the fabric bunches up nicely:

make a cape out of an old curtain

Here is the finished cape! It doesn’t look like a curtain anymore:

make a cape out of an old curtain

For the closure, I simply used a safety pin. You could also use Velcro or a nice, fancy closure such as a clasp or chain.

Are you making costumes for your homeschool or Halloween? What are you knitting, sewing, or crocheting this week? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

Posted in Things to Do, Places to Go

A Musical Magical Halloween Walk – Waldorf South Shore Oct. 28

A Musical Magical Halloween Walk

Enjoy a candle lit MAGICAL walk through the forest filled with enchanting spirits on October 28th. The walks/tours start at 6:00 and end at 7:45.
Bonfire, warm drinks and other children’s activities.
Inspired by Mexico’s ‘All Souls Day’ this event is a great alternative to the gore and horror often associated with Halloween.

$2 per person
$5 per family
Food and beverages are extra.

For more information, call the Waldorf school at 624-0874 or visit the website: www.waldorfns.org