October 30 at about 2 in the afternoon I got a text message:
"hi, I am the room mom for Mrs D’s first grade. Would you be able to come help with the Halloween party tomorrow?"
I said sure, I can come.
Just saying, that’s a lot of trust in somebody that you met for 5 minutes once. And not a whole lot of preparation time.
The 6-year old boy really likes Wild Kratts and is interested in animals. It’s his class, and so I am figuring the rest of his gang will enjoy what he will enjoy. I hope so… because we are going to have an echolocation bean bag toss.
The wee ones will be blindfolded and try to hit my 12-gallon bucket by listening to the chirruping phone.
And [Here’s where the glowforge comes in…] they get a take home, thanks to my recent smoke-gray translucent acrylic from the scrap bin at the sign shop.
When cutting something dark, like smoke acrylic that I’ve unmasked, I usually drop a sheet of copy paper on the bed underneath for easy registration. The lid camera doesn’t give me easy lines when cutting dark on dark.
The byproduct today:
It’s great to have something quick and cool. I’ll probably make a few more and drop them into my teal pumpkin bowl.