Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 5

Today was the last day of the first ever week of Bombing Boys' Club/ Camp.   And I, Camp Leader, will put in the last blogposting.

This morning, I asked the boys if they ever made pizza.  "Yeah," they said, with a slight look of boredom.  "Really?" I asked, " you've made pizza dough before?"  Then they sat up.  "Oh. No," said M-boy and Monkey Man.  " we've just put toppings on pizza."  

"Ah," I said, " that's different.  This morning, you're going to follow a recipe and make pizza dough."  

So off they went. 

 "1 tablespoon of sugar!" 
 "No, it's one tea-spoon of sugar." 
 "Two and one to four of yeast!"
 "Four cups of flour!" 
"Then what?"
" Oooo, what's that smell?"
"Smells like beer.  I like it."

"Ciao!  We're making a pizza!"

"Ugh!"  "It's so sticky!"

Monkey Man gets down on the dough, stretching it and pulling it.  "Ooof!" he grunts, "it's not heavy,  just sticking to the bowl." Then we covered the dough and left it to rise in a warm oven.

The Art Project for the day

The boys found three long sticks on the table.  "What are these?" they asked.  "You'll be making arrows."  First they painted the papier mache arrow head.  Then they cut pieces of tape and wrapped them around the shaft, trying to keep them neat and smooth. 

Finally, using a glue gun, they stuck feathers to the ends and voila, some cool arrows are ready for decorating a wall.

Then the boys went off to play some videos.

Pizza for lunch.

While the boys played their videos,  I put together their lunch.  Pizza turned out pretty well!

It's been a great week.  We all had fun.  Maybe we'll do it again!

Have a great rest of the summer!

by Camp leader

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 4

Today was Day 4.

We started camp by pulling out lots of hats, sunglasses and fake facial hair. We took some pictures of ourselves. They were very funny! We would need them later.


 Monkey Man

Then, we used the photos to make Pokemon cards using a website called My Poke-Card.

Here is the link to the site.

Then we printed the cards, cut them and glued them onto real (but less valuable) Pokemon cards. Then we went outside and practiced on our stilts a little bit more. It was harder because the grass was wet.

Making a stop motion film

Next we made a stop motion movie. We used Lego characters and a kernel of popcorn.  Me and Monkey Man moved the figures around in small movements and Camp Leader snapped away with the camera.  Then she went away and did something with all the pictures on her computer.  We chose the music to add to the film and the title:  Revenge of the Popcorn!

Day 4 zipped by very quickly!

By: Mr.Timbit

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 3

Today  was Day 3.

Yesterday Monkey Man and Mr. Timbit started working on the stilts.  They sanded and glued together the pieces of wood. This morning, Camp Leader and I drilled holes (with a power drill) and screwed them together. 

Then we got to try them.

In the picture below, Monkey Man is trying to stand on the stilts and walk on them.  We were all trying just to balance.   Camp Leader said," you must find your inner peace."  Monkey Man said " INNER PEACE IS NOT WORKING HERE!  BUT IT'S WORKING FOR MR. TIMBIT."

Monkey Man's record was 4 steps and Mr. Timbit made 4 steps and mine was 1 step only!!

My legs kept spreading apart - it was like I was doing the splits!   Monkey Man said, "think like a chopstick!!"

It was really hard to balance and the longest time was 10 seconds!!! Camp Leader said that it was like learning to walk all over again (like for a baby)!!

After we played some ball tag and some hockey and I almost had 10 straight goals!!! Until Monkey  Man ruined it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By M-boy

Day 2

 Day 2 of the Bombing Boys Club.

On day 2 we learned how to clean pennies. We used salt and vinegar.  After, the old pennies became very clean.

See the shiny pennies?

Next we made lava lamps. Mr.Timbit 's lava lamp was green and mine was blue. It was very fun. To make them we put food colouring in a water bottle.   Then we added mineral oil and salt and bubbles came up.

 Then we added some magic balls. They will grow bigger in a couple of days.

These are pictures of our lava lamps.

Next we made hand grenades.  In a small ziplock bag, we put 3/4 cup vinegar.  Then we wrapped up 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a small piece of paper towel.  Carefully we put the baking soda packet in the bag, but not touching the vinegar, and zipped the bag close. When we were ready, we shook it and threw it. The first time, we were nervous. But the second time was exciting.  POP! They blew up like that.


My first time - I was nervous.

This is what it looks like after it blew up.

baking soda + vinegar (in a zipped bag) = explosion

by Monkey Man

Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 1

Today we started our club by making paper airplanes. While we were making the airplanes, we came up with the name of the club.

Then we went outside and tested the planes.  M-boy named his Triumph model Charger and it flew very high and did lots of stunts. I named my Sky Barge model Screaming Eagle. It flipped over when it was flying and did a lot of twirls in the air.

Next, we took photos of ourselves for the blog and our art project. Some of them were goofy pictures.

But we got a couple good photos for our project.

And..... Ta- da! We used a hot glue gun and OUCH! I burned my finger once (no ambulance was necessary).

M-boy looks like he is riding a dinosaur!

The morning flew by fast!  And day 1 was done.

By: Mr. Timbit