Welcome to Building Legos with Christ. This site is designed for kids that enjoy building creations that honor God. However, if you are a big kid you are still welcome to enjoy my site. I will be sharing my latest Lego creations and hope you will enjoy them and feel inspired to build your own creations. Enjoy and give God the glory!
I am really excited about the opportunity to review Time4Learning for one month in exchange for a candid
review. My opinion will be entirely my own, so be sure to come back and read
about my experience after 30 days of using Time 4 Learning. Time4Learning can be used as a homeschool curriculum, for afterschool
enrichment, and for summer
skill sharpening. If you are interesting in writing your own curriculum
review for Time4Learning they are looking for other blog reviewers.
I can't wait to share my experience with you in 30 days!
LEGO is the perfect toy! You may wonder why I say this. The reason is, that I can build anything with these little bricks. When I get tired of it or the fad changes, I simply break them down and build the newest and greatest thing.
Okay, I have built the latest fad and the good news is I am sharing a "You Can Build It" video tutorial with you. Where I live, the Rainbow Loom and rubber band bracelets are very popular. I love making these and the challenge of trying new techniques. You Tube is loaded with rubber band video tutorials on different things to make with these rubber bands.
When I looked for ways to make your own loom, I came up with nothing. That got me thinking and I went to my favorite toy LEGO® bricks to work this out. The result LEGO® My Loom!
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The game continues, the pigs steal the eggs and the birds seek revenge. While the game is fun and my favorite, I wait for the day when the birds quit seeking revenge. I often wonder what would happen if the birds were kind to the pigs instead of seeking revenge. I know it's a video game and that makes it fun! However, in everyday life, it is hard to be kind when someone wrongs us.
We have been talking about kindness in our family. Often times, when someone hurts our feelings it is hard to show them kindness at that very moment. Did you know that God desires us to be kind and love one another. What would the world be like if every time someone did something mean, the other person turned around and was kind and loving? Would the world be a better place?
My challenge to you is, to go out of your way to be kind to the person that troubles you the most and cover them in prayer continuously. Do this for a month and see the results.
I am happy to share with you a wonderful art program by See The Light.
See the Light is a awesome art program that you can do at home. I was given the opportunity to try Repeated Sweets in the Art Projects line. Not only did I learn a lot about Wayne Thiebaud, I have a great time learning about drawing and painting with watercolors. I have always enjoyed painting with watercolors. Thanks to Pat Knepley, the Master Artist in See the Light, I learned how to effectively paint with watercolor paint. Previously, the paint in my watercolor paintings would always bleed together and I really didn't achieve my desired result.
After watching the Repeated Sweets DVD just once and following along, I learned several new techniques.
Step one was to choose the sweets I wanted to draw and cut them out. The DVD provided great instructions and tips to help me with this.
In Step two, I decided on the sweet I would like to use, my layout, and learned about flat washing with watercolor.
Next, I learned how to make my watercolor start out darker and lighten it little by little and how to add details to my painting.
Lastly, I learned how to add final details with shading and shadowing.
I loved learning all these new techniques and about Wayne Thiebaud. My favorite part about the whole program was that Pat Knepley, the master artist, shared God's word during quiet times throughout the lessons. I love finding Christian authors in my homeschool journeys. What a blessing See The Light is!
See The Light offers a variety of different art lessons. We did not have to purchase any expensive art supplies to complete this program. We used supplies we already had on hand. The Repeated Sweets DVD art program is just $14.99 and is available for purchase on the See The Light Webpage. The age range starts at 10 and up. However, my little four year old brother followed along right with me and did a wonderful job. They also offer some free lessons on their website if you would like to try it out for yourself. I am sure you will not be disappointed.
Today's post, honors Milton Hershey. Not because he is the inventor of a great Hershey Bar but, because of his character. Milton Hershey did not give up. Even though he failed several times, he was persistent and continued to reach towards his dreams.
He was not only a great chocolatier, but a generous man. I have been reading lately in the Bible, how it is important not to store up your riches on earth and that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. The Lord wants us to do for those that cannot do for themselves. Milton Hershey did just that, he took care of orphans. He took care of his workers, built schools, parks, churches, and other amazing things. I found it so interesting, that when Milton Hershey died he had already given away all his riches. I found this to be a story worth remembering. I created a LEGO® Hershey Bar in honor of Milton Hershey.
By the way, Hershey does make my favorite candy bar Hershey's Cookies & Cream! Yum! It is the best!
If you would like to learn more about Milton Hershey you can check out their website for the full story.
I love true stories that motivate me.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:24-25
Today is a great day to let your light shine for Jesus! If we don't let our lights shine, then we miss a wonderful opportunity to share Jesus. Lots of people ask, "What will you dress up as?" or "Do you have plans for Halloween?" I am happy to share with them that I attend church on Halloween and invite them for the fun. People always say, "Have a Happy Halloween." I reply, "Happy Harvest." They always look at me a little crazy and some actually ask, "Why Happy Harvest?" What a wonderful opportunity to share Jesus! Happy Harvest is two fold for me. It's a celebrating of harvesting all the wonderful crops God has given us during this time of year and a chance to harvest souls for Jesus.
In our house, we always visit the pumpkin patch each year and enjoy looking at all of God's wonderful creations. Do I see pumpkins as something that represents Halloween? Absolutely not! Pumpkins, along with all the other fruit, are given as a gift from God and I use it to honor Him.
I hope you feel encouraged to share with those who are lost this Halloween. I pray that you will be a light for Jesus, too!
Below you will find a LEGO pumpkin I created last year.
If you are an Angry Bird fan, then you are most definitely a King Piggy fan. Who can resist these funny little pigs? My brother and I love to watch the Angry Bird cartoons. They are so funny. I hope you enjoy my King Piggy creation.
King Piggy with the stolen eggs including the golden egg.