“Koalas are sometimes called koalas bears, but they are not bears at all. They are marsupial mammals, that means they have a pouch for their babies and hair on their bodies.” – A sentence from Goose’s science project.
In school, she’s talking about plants and animals that are either endangered or have had a significant decline in their population. I don’t know why she chose Koalas, but I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that they’re cute little critters. Along with her paper and poster board, the project called for an object.
Hmm, an object? The only objects we could think of were eucalyptus leaves and stuffed animals. We had neither. Fortunately, I stumbled across a pattern and whipped up this little guy.
I thought he would worked fine as an “object”… But, Goose came home after turning her project in and said, “I don’t think my teacher liked it. She stapled it to the poster board, and you can’t get a staple out of yarn.”
She’s right, removing bent wire from yarn can be very tricky. 🙂 We’ll see how he fares once she brings him back home.
Whether or not Goose’s teacher liked her crochet koala, Goose still made a 99% on her project.. Totally worth the time it took to make the little guy… even if he doesn’t survive his accident with the stapler.
And another bit of info that you might like to know.. “Koalas have padded butts for sitting in the trees all day.” 🙂
Just a typical day at our house.