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2016.05.18 UP
Tidepool – Wednesday with Michael
Hello Everyone!

Today we had such wonderful weather so we played outside in Ishiki.  We also made a fun toy to use at the park.

We made blowguns!!!  Of course, we discussed safety and not to use these around people, animals or in the house.  But this is a tool that has been used by many cultures around the world for many centuries.

First, we cut thin bamboo into short poles that can be used for the blow guns.  Each child took turns cutting the bamboo with a saw.

Then we made the bullets/darts out of paper rolled into cones and taped at the end.
  Then we placed hot glue into the end of the darts to help them fly straight and quickly.

Once the darts were complete, we went to the park and tried them out at the park and beach.
After a few trials with our darts, we had fun putting many types of leaves and flowers into our guns and shot them.  Surprisingly, flowers fly fast and far!!  haha!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Best regards,

Michael Coach