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The Cummington Family Center

Gobble! Gobble! November 26, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — zannestar @ 8:39 pm

Hand jive

Originally uploaded by zannestar.

more fun in Messy Play Day.


Messy Play – Painted Sculpture November 8, 2006

Filed under: messy play day,photos,playgroup,stuff to make — zannestar @ 12:57 pm

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Originally uploaded by zannestar.
This week was fun, we had a lot of kids come and help make some sculpture. We mixed some plaster with some water in a ziploc bag. We mushed it around for a bit (this actually took longer than expected and the adults had to finish!). Once our sculptures dried, we took them out of the bags and painted them. Remember to hold on to any artwork made during a CFC event, we are going to have an Art Show in May!

Here’s the sculpture recipe:

  • 2 parts plaster (in this case we used 1 cup of plaster of paris)
  • 1 part water (here we used 1/2 cup water)
  • ziploc bag


  • Place ingredients in a ziploc bag
  • Seal the bag, squeezing out all the air
  • Start mushing the bag around until mixture is hard.
  • Let sit for a few minutes – then rip/cut the bag away from the plaster.
  • Let sit for about 10 more minutes allowing all the moisture evaporate and the sculpture to cool.
  • Paint with paint!

VOILA! Sculpture…


  • Try mixing with warm water and letting it sit for a few minutes before the kids start mushing it about, probably won’t take so long to set.
  • Mix in a few drops of paint so the plaster has a color.
  • HAVE TONS OF FUN!!! and take pictures of your kids making art.

Scarecrows and the Lion November 5, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Hilltown Families @ 1:26 pm

Trick-or-treating down main street in Ashfield … you couldn’t ask for a more quaint experience. It was great fun to run into a variety of different CFC families dressed-up and being silly.

[Photo Credit: Sienna Wildfield]


3rd Annual Apple Cider Pressing November 2, 2006

Filed under: parties — Hilltown Families @ 11:14 am

3rd Annual Apple Cider Pressing

Originally uploaded by Sienna Wildfield.

You know it’s fall when it’s apple cider pressing time; just like you know it winter when the snow’s three feet high; or that spring’s coming soon when the sugar shack’s are fired-up; or that it’s summer when your kids are covered with black fly bites. Ahhhh … New England!

For the past three years CFC parent volunteers have opened up their home to all the family center families to come and press apple cider in their apple press and to bake apple pies in their kitchen. Always a memorable time for my little one!

(Photo Credit: Leslie Charles)