I do not teach art to my children. As I said in my guest post on Esther’s blog, the year I decided to teach art we had a grand total of three lessons. However, my boys are very creative and some have made some pretty impressive items. This train model is the latest project. Mr. Diligence had the idea, and did the painting. He and Mr. Intellectual made the models. Mr. Inventor drilled holes.
The garden—raised beds. He filled them with glue, then added bits of macrocarpa needles.
A man made out of copper wire, in a tree.
Another man, at the gate.
The train station.
The fences and telegraph wires were made of copper wire threaded through holes drilled in the posts. The posts were glued into holes drilled in the board.
Here are some more projects Mr. Diligence showed me when we talked about their creations. He made this man by gluing rocks together.
He built this house a couple of years ago.
He carved this boat.
Mr. Diligence also made this windmill.
Mr. Inventor and Mr. Diligence worked together to build this truck. They use it to store treasures.
pat wala says
Hi there Ive just happened on your blog – I think you are an inspiration to other mums who want to follow the bible more closely – where abouts are you in New Zealand? Ive been wishing to run away to join the Amish in America, as I find the Christian following here is not as strict – would you agree? I would love you to make contact with me – I live in Oamaru on a sheep and beef farm and have three kids, thanks! Pat
NZ Filbruns says
We live in Cheviot, so 4-5 hours from you. We would love to learn to know you and your family if you are serious about living for the Lord! We’ve been in Oamaru once, visiting a family we know there. If you come this direction, let us know.