Gang, it’s the last of the “top” lists for a while, but the data geek in me can’t help looking at stats, and I’m using today’s post to share a list of the Top 10 posts for 2011, according to views. May you find something amusing — may you learn a little something new!
#9. More from Camp Training. A big round-up of the basics of camping I learned during a training last May. Thoughts on preparation, safety, cooperation, and more.
#8. Make a Box Oven. Another camping post, I demonstrate how to make a really great oven from an old liquor box and heavy duty aluminum foil. This was so much fun!
#7. Growing Crystals: Kitchen Science 101. Who doesn’t love to see light refracted through or reflected by a beautiful crystal? In this post, I look at crystals you can grow at home using simple ingredients from the kitchen.
#6. Macrame: All Tied Up in Knots. A first-timer at this craft, I share my outcomes, as well as a few lessons learned.
#5. Inspired, Inspiring Architecture. Contemporary, Sustainable, and Totally Prefab! Researching this task for the architecture badge pointed me exactly in the direction of my dream home. This is not our parents’ prefab!
#4. A Map of the World.There are so many ways to look at the world. Check out some of these maps — you’ll never think about this big blue marble in quite the same way. It might actually freak you out a bit.
#3. Pottery & Sculpting: File Under “Needs Work”. I just want to go on the record here and note that I hadn’t worked with clay since my Play Doh days. I think the results speak for themselves.
#2. Reuse, Recycle, Redecorate! Here’s the step-by-step guidance you need to create a Christmas tree door decoration from old compact discs. My usual disclaimer applies: Just because you can do something, does it mean you should? And that’s why this post’s popularity just tickles me.
#1. The Tangrams: Great Name for a Band. One of the earliest posts is the regular favorite. Tangrams are a great puzzle for kids of all ages, and this post shows how to make one and play around with it. BTW, I still say The Tangrams IS a great name for a band, and I don’t think anyone’s snagged it… yet.
Next week, we’re back to mastering new things. I’ve got a solid dozen tasks “in progress” right about now. 2012 is going to be wonderful!