18.3.14

How to make a Weighing Balance

Dear friends by now you must be used to occasional weird titled posts from me like “ How to make a Tooth model !!” Well you  guessed right its another school project.
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Weighing balance

               Now my 7 year old [ in 2nd Standard] and is learning about measurements in Maths and had to make a homemade weighing balance.I was sorely tempted to let hubby take over this one as I felt quite challenged but it was so much easier than I thought as my kiddo herself gave me the ideas!!
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Weighing balance
           My kiddo’s school is big on recycling and so we always  try to incorporate recycling into our school projects.We recycled some plastic containers into our “scales”.We punched holes on the plastic containers using  the cropadile big bite and to make the holes nice and strong I set eyelets into the punched holes
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Weighing Balance
              We tied strong kite thread  to holes in the containers and tied it to the ends of the cloth hanger .I found that the easiest way to get the lengths of the scales the same was to adjust the lengths and then tape the threads at the hanger ends.
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Weighing Balance
             We dressed up our weighing balance with ribbon and pattern paper and I even added a glittery foam bow + lots of pink and purple foam flowers.
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Weighing Balance
                These days I tend to use foam more and more for school projects as foam can take a lot of”poking” and “exploring” by little hands and believe me my little one’s friends are experts at that !!
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Weighing Balance
              Sticking paper to plastic is always a challenge and I used double sided tissue tape to stick the pattern paper to the outside of our plastic container scales and just rolled up a pattern paper and inserted it inside the containers as a pretty lining for our home made weighing balance.
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Weighing Balance
And here is my little girl proudly displaying her  utterly girlie homemade weighing balance
Do tell me how you liked our girly weighing balance.

49 comments:

  1. What a beautiful weighing scale you and your daughter have created, Dr. Sonia. I am always amazed by your ingenuity in coming up with such amazing ideas! Your daughter makes such a pretty model :) This project will be very appreciated in her school, I am sure!

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    1. Thank you so much Hussena the idea of using the hanger was my kiddo's.I had to use my paper crafting tools the cropadile and eyelets!!

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  2. Never saw such a beautiful weighing scale, Sonia.
    I wish your daughter is of my daughters age, I did not have to run around to search for ideas. :)

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    1. Ha Ha Shilpa you wont believe it I get lots of emails even from college students asking for guidance on projects!!And its always more fun answering such emails than ones about ENT surgeries!!!

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  3. Awesome project! It's so beautiful! I love that sparkly bow on top....And Prisha looks SO happy with her balance. :)

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    1. Oh yes Sindhu she was beaming!!! And the weighing balance withstood the assault of weighing lots of stones and pebbles in our garden!

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  4. This is darling, Dr. Sonia! Love those pretty little flowers. But far more important, it's so useful in teaching about measuring and weighing! GREAT idea! And recycle, too! Your daughter looks so proud!

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    thank you for linking to my blog! Hope your week has been enjoyable so far. hugs, de

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    1. Thank you Donna.I am quite disappointed with blogger - google right now. Always after a new post my follower count increases by at least 3 to 5 followers regardless of how tame the project is.Last time you were the only new follower.Its such a pain following a blog anew now!!

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  5. Leave ti up to you to make the worlds most beautiful scale. So girly. Love it.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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    1. Thank you so much Nana!!! Yes my daughter claims it was the prettiest weighing balance in her class!!

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  6. Oh, your daughter looks so beautiful displaying her weighted scale!! And you decorated it so beautifully!! It's a functional piece of art!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa...you are such an amazing blogger friend always dropping in with such sweet encouraging words!!

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  7. Not seen an embellished, all girly pink scale like this before. Especially like that you used eyelets to make the holes sturdy. Not seen a hanger like this here. Our hangers do not have the loops at the ends like yours does. Cute photo of your daughter with the scale.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Melissa I have all kinds of hangers at home and I specifically chose this one as the curve at the ends helped to hold the weighing balance scale threads more securely

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  8. Wow.. Great idea Sonia......Going to make one for my son to play and learn...

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    1. Glad you liked the weighing balance Sindhu

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  9. Beautiful weight balance! Great idea to take advantage of the hanger! With this decorative recycled parts - each praise for the little one and you!

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    1. Thank you so much for always dropping in such such kind words..So sweet of you to appreciate my daughters weighing balance

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  10. Awesome weighing scale.Great use of hanger. Love it . Very beautifully decorated.

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    1. Thank you so much Litasha.Glad you liked our handamde weighing balance

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  11. WOw ! What A pretty weighing scale ! I loved the purple bow..

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    1. Ha Ha Thank you so much Pooja...yeah I am so in love with foam!!

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  12. Beautiful weighing scale Dr Sonia ..you make wonderful projects and am sure everytime prishas project will be No.1 in her class .. :)

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    1. Ha Ha Radhika my little one is quite the hard worker and tends to go all out with her school projects!!

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  13. wow wow wow!!! never thought we could have such a cute and girlie weighing scale.. your (both you and your daughter)'s creativity and imagination is endless!!! kudos to you both!! love the die cuts and flowers.... totally amazing!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Thank you so much Berina...Ha Ha your words have put a big smile on my face!!!

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  14. Wonderful school project and on top of that you made it so CUTE! Awesome job.

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  15. Such a cute weighing scale!

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  16. Such a cute weighing scale

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  17. Awww..look at your sweet girl holding her project with such pride..bless her..and what a clever project for school..shame only my G/sons need help with these sort of projects and would not permit flowers..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  18. Oh goodness... only you and your amazing daughter could create such a beautiful weighing balance! It is gorgeous from every angle. :o) I would not mind making one myself to hold favorite buttons or something... if it becomes too unbalanced, I guess it's time to shop! ;) This is simply lovely. Thank you for the smile tonight! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  19. This is so awesome- and how I love that your daughter thinks up great crafting ideas too! LOVE your decorated hanger- that is so cool!!!

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  20. Such a great school project! Looks amazing! Love all the girly touches! Carri~Abusybee

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  21. remembering my childhood day Sonia, Beautiful weighingbalance, kudos to prisha mol

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  22. WOW!! This is sooo Beautiful Sonia..loz

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  23. My but Prisha is growing. The weigh scale is fabulous and you must love that the ideas came mostly from her.

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  24. Sonia - this is fantastic.. what a brilliant idea :))) Say a BIG "YOU AR AWESOME' to Prisha :)

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  25. This is the Best Kid project which I was looking for.. Surely I'll make a try with my Kid for her Summer Vacation

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  26. Sonia Your daughter project turned out SO cute!! What a clever idea for the weight and balance! Very girlie and fun :) I always love your great recycle ideas!!

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  27. such a beautiful creation.....!!

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  28. This is simply wowwww!! Such a cute girl and her girly weighing machine. Love both !!!

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  29. Gorgeous weighing balance. Love the idea, the girly look and above all, the smile on your daughter's face :)

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  30. How cute is this! And even cuter is your little girl who is modeling with her project. Great idea!!!

    Susan

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  31. Very beautiful weighing bal. Its so girlish. Will definitly try for my son

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