For this months Castle Defenders, I asked what is a knight without a sword.  So while our Castle Keeper girls were learning how to make journal covers, our boys were learning sword making skills.

My husband taught the class and started off telling them a few stories.

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and then it was time to make their swords!

This link has a good tutorial – How to Make a Boffer (Foam Sword).

treasuring the moments.net making foam swords

treasuring the moments.net making foam swords

treasuring the moments.net making foam swords

Then the rest of the day they fought and fought and in between chased chickens. :)

treasuring the moments.net making foam swords

treasuring the moments.net making foam swords

My older boys even got in on the action and took on all of them.

treasuring the moments.net making foam swords

treasuring the moments.net making foam swords

And they all went home tired but happy “Castle Defenders.”

treasuring the moments.net making foam swords

I have a couple of boards on Pinterest where I pin Handicrafts & Skills for Girls and Handicrafts & Skills for Boys. You won’t find cut and paste art projects but projects more in keeping with what Charlotte Mason taught. I wrote about Charlotte Mason Handicrafts here.  If you think you would find the Pinterest boards useful, you can follow them here.

Handicrafts & Skills for Boys

Handicrafts & Skills for Girls

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