Sunday, January 4, 2009

Meet Levi Mole

This little guy is an extra credit project for Chris's Chemistry class. Why a stuffed mole you ask? A mol, 6.02x10exp23, is a unit of measurement in Chemistry... also called Avogadro's number. I remember it had something to do with counting molecules, but that's all (it's been a long time since I've taken Chemistry). I asked Chris and he said, "Yeah, it has to do with counting molecules."

The teacher posted a pattern online, and the kids had to make the entire mole themselves. There is even a sheet for the parents to sign to confirm that fact. It's a good thing that Chris can sew, and that we have a sewing machine. The teacher said that she would not accept any moles that were glued or stapled. They must be sewn!

The mole can be made out of any fabric. I had some floral cotton fabric left over from my quilting days, but Chris vetoed them very quickly. He settled on an old pair of jean shorts. It came out pretty cute... very manly, LOL!

He did all the cutting, sewing, and decorating himself. I was the design consultant. The fly-zipper necklace and the mole number on the label were my ideas. Chris came up with putting the label on the back, the red levi tag, and the pocket-rivet eyes. Everything else was part of the pattern.

The teacher keeps all the moles. I guess that she must have hundreds made from kids over the years. When I asked Chris, he said, "Yeah, she has a lot."

--- Edited 10/22/11 ---
By popular demand (oh, okay, so one person asked me) lol! Here is where you can find the mole pattern. There are two types of patterns: the teddy bear style that Chris made, and the football style. Good Luck!

By popular demand (oh, okay, so one person asked me) lol! Here is where you can find the mole pattern. There are two types of patterns: the teddy bear style that Chris made, and the football style. Good Luck!

http://www.statweb.org/ACT2/mole_patterns.htm

5 comments:

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

that is sooo cute...i'm telling you the boy needs an etsy shop!!

Mary said...

LOL!!! I can picture Chris sewing them now and posting them on etsy! LOL!!!

Great job Chris! I would definitely give you an "A!"

BethieJ said...

That is soooo CUTE! and WHY does the teacher get it! LOL!! I want it! HA HA!!! Great job Chris!!!!!! (and mom on your input too!!! )

emkay said...

HELP???
can you post the pattern he used?
yes I am a chem student with a dire need for bonus...:)

Joni Kix said...

By popular demand (oh, okay, so one person asked me) lol! Here is where you can find the mole pattern. There are two types of patterns: the teddy bear style that Chris made, and the football style. Good Luck!
http://www.statweb.org/ACT2/mole_patterns.htm