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This post includes a series of over a dozen picture pairs. Each set of images represents a 'compound' word, or a word made from two other words in combination.

An Example would be the word 'carpool', as illustrated by the pictures on the right.


Looking through the picture pairs below, how many compound words can you recognize?

Can you think of others?


Updated: 5 days ago

It's simple: draw an animal whose was born from parents of different species. Be imaginative and a little silly. Think about how to integrate aspects of two species into a new animal. Use pencil, and don't be afraid to erase parts and try again!

Scroll over the sketches in the gallery, below. Like a centaur or mermaid, the Animal Mash-ups all have the body of one animal and head of another. How will how your new animal's looks represent the differing characteristics of each parent?


This 3D flour-based paint is best made fresh every time you want to use it.

You will need:

• Flour

• Salt

• Baking Powder

• Water

• Food Color or Liquid Watercolors

• Clothespins and Cotton Balls

• Pieces of cardboard, cut into sizes that will fit inside the microwave

• Muffin Tin or Small Bowls

• Microwave


Mix colors separately in the muffin tin or small bowls. For each color, mix:

1 Tablespoon of Both Flour and Salt

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
2 Tablespoons + 1-2 Teaspoons Water

2 Drops Coloring


Use clothespins clipped on cotton balls for brush work.


For a fun alternative, paint can be squeezed onto the cardboard:


Mix equal amounts of flour, salt, and water in a blender or large measuring cup . Experiment with the amount of baking powder you add.

Pour the mixture into squeeze bottles (empty ketchup or shampoo bottles work well). Add color to each bottle and shake to mix color through.


Place completed paintings in the microwave. Cook them for twenty (00:20) seconds. If the paint is still wet, heat it for ten (00:10) more seconds at a time until it is set.