6th Activity Announced: Make A Giant Microbe

posted Aug 16, 2010, 1:47 PM by Beth Orcutt   [ updated Aug 16, 2010, 4:01 PM ]
Howdy microbe adopters! Sorry for the delay in today’s posting – we were up late last night installing the first CORK, and then there was a kite flying contest on the helicopter landing pad (pictures soon!). 

Here's SAM with some of the CORK specialists getting the CORK ready

Have you been wanting your own cute and cuddly Giant Microbe like SAM to keep you company? Well, your wait is over – this week’s activity is to make your very own giant plush microbe

Our good friend and amazing seamstress Katie Inderbitzen has prepared some fabric patterns for us to make our own spherical and bean shaped fabric microbes. You can use these as templates for making your own giant microbes, or feel free to make a giant microbe in the shape of your choosing. Be as creative as you want in your choice of fabric and styling! Eyes, tails, mouths, and other bits of flare are all welcome. 

Download the following files for directions and patterns for making your own fabric microbes. You might need to make a run to the craft store to get fabric and stuffing. 

Photo courtesy of Katie Inderbitzen

Photo courtesy of Katie Inderbitzen

Take a picture of your microbe and send it to us by Thursday, 19 August 2010. We’ll post your photos, along with the ones we make, on Friday. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!