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Beads and Buttons Tutorial and Oakmeadow Giveaway!

 Beads and buttons are fun to make, especially by children who love hands-on learning, but clay can also be used to explore any academic subject.  Here are just a few ideas to get your imagination started:

- Create letter and number shapes for alphabet and math learning.

- Sculpt bird heads when studying how bird beaks are shaped differently fo rdifferent purposes.

- Make a model of a Mesopotamian ziggurat, a Mayan temple, an adobe dwelling, or an Egyptian pyramid.

Enjoy this craft from Clay Fun, an Oak Meadow original publication, which is part of our Second Grade curriculum.





Oak Meadow Curriculum and School has generously offered a complete homeschooling curriculum package for one grade of your choice (preschool through 8th grade). That’s a value of $120-$420! Simply visit Oak Meadow’s latest issue of Living Education, a quarterly journal that inspires and informs home learning with strategies, tips, and crafts.

Leave a comment here with feedback and/or suggestions for future issues and you’ll automatically be entered in the giveaway! We will pick one lucky Living Crafts winner on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012.

Posted by Living Crafts on Dec 6, 2012 09:50 AM | 369 Comments

369 Responses to “Beads and Buttons Tutorial and Oakmeadow Giveaway!”

  1. MamaKerr says:

    Thanks for the chance to win curriculum. Would love to see something about movement and using swords. Saw some boys on a playground at a Waldorf school once, sword fighting, more like sword dancing. I have two boys and they love their swords.

  2. Emily says:

    I am a fan of Living Craft but had not seen your Living Education online mag before. Perhaps more advertising of it’s availability would be something I would suggest. I think it has lovely, well written articles and found it very interesting. I have just pulled my daughter mid-year to begin homeschooling, she is very artistic and would like to pursue that in her future so this were spot on for our current situation. I am currently looking over many different curriculum and would love to win this for her. Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. Tyson says:

    What a generous giveaway!

  4. Sarah Johnston says:

    What a wonderful gift. Thank you! Thank you!

  5. Heather Pratt says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    The new magazine to substitute Living crafts isn’t that great. Yours was way better.

  6. Hannah says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! How about an article on dying silk with patterns(such as a rainbow/starry night)?

  7. Catalan wagar says:

    Love this!!! Great stuff!!

  8. Ruthann says:

    As a former public school art teacher, it is so exciting to see a curriculum that focuses on the arts. I would have loved to see a selection of student artwork examples from pre-k – 12. My boys are still young, but we love playing with art and are looking forward to more formal instruction as they grow.

  9. Noriko says:

    I enjoyed and am going to miss magazine. Thank you for continuing resourceful website. Children’s nature material crafting ideas are always needed! I’ve been interested in oak meadow curriculum as homeschooling mother, would be amazing to win!

  10. SallyButtons says:

    Love It! Thank You for such beautiful ideas (always). We have our clay ready to go. . .

  11. Betty says:

    That is a very nice work with the children , thank you it is aways a pleasure and treasure to look in here!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

  12. brittany Ross says:

    I would like to see more written pieces by students. Any topic really, its just neat to see where their journey is taking them.

    Thank you!

  13. Flower Vases says:

    Its interesting tutorial for children. they are want to make some creative things.

  14. barbara albert says:

    wonderful project for kids…. I use blunt darning needles to make the holes…. the dowels that are thin enough often break!

  15. Leslie bush says:

    I am very interested in three of the oak meadow grades. What a great giveaway and possible way for me use one of the three.

  16. Virginia Meyers says:

    We love Living Education. Please continue to offer this. We really appreciate it. All topics are of interest to us. I wish there was a way to meet other homeschoolers using your curriculum in our area. We use it now and would love to continue with it next year!

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