The holiday season is much anticipated by people of all ages, it is a time for good food, family, vacation, and fun! But also a time to figure out what to give people... which can prove to be a difficult task. For me, it's one of those things that I have great ideas for all year round but when the time comes I can't think of anything to give people, especially my Dad.
His christmas list this year consisted of dress socks, ties, and books... boring, boring, boring. So I was thinking back and remembering the days when my Dad would be delighted to receive a picture I drew or some art project I created for him (this was in the good ol' days when I was 5 or so) and was wishing it could be that easy (and cheap) now!
That got me thinking... what if I made him something? He has a large desk at his office, and I wanted to make him something he could display. I thought of a newton's cradle but that was too simple, I was looking for the wow factor.
After searching on the web I came across this youtube video
, pretty neat right?! Kudos to this website
for giving me some information on the apparatus so I could build it!
So that was that, I was going to make him a wave pendulum. It is unique, a perfect conversation starter, and would look great on his desk... it's also a way cooler gift than a pair of socks :-) Besides this one looked so neat after it was done that I am in the process of making a mini one for my friend's desk!