My son had to read a book and complete a book report. Not just any book report, mind you. A book report that involved something other than writing. He had to take a plastic pumpkin, and make it look like a character from his book!
Oh the horror!
At least that is what I said. A book report is relatively easy at the first grade level, with minimal insight required. Zane can do those in his sleep, unless he didn't read the book, which sometimes happens. But a book report that involves actual craftiness? Zoinks! I believe that I've mentioned my poor crafting abilities.
We got a plastic pumpkin from the store, and about a yard of blue fleece. I wrapped up the pumpkin in the blue fleece. I'd like to be able to say that I did some actual math and figured out the circumference of the pumpkin and cut everything just so. That would be lying, however. Instead, I bunched up everything at the top, secured it with twine, and then started hacking off bits of blue until I decided it was decent.