Dissect Knitted Specimens

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Dead things {even in formaldehyde} gross me out. When my ninth grade daughter joined an Apologia Biology co-op this year, I was elated that she would be doing dissections in class, as a group, and NOT at home! Not so happy when I found out she had to store her specimens at home. I tried to get other moms to keep mine – yes, I really did!

It is just my luck that she received a bad batch (so did Sarah Shelton, LOL) and they stunk to high heaven – making my resolve crumble and my stomach rumble. Thankfully, Home Science Tools sent out another bag of dead things right away, even though I purchased it last August! 

I found this today and thought it was an AMAZING idea. Might even give me the last little push to learn how to knit. I LOVE this. I imagine this woman, who sells them, would make a killing at a homeschool craft fair! Click here to go to her website and read all about it! Here is her Etsy store. You can buy the patterns, knitted “specimens,” or a DIY kit. Her store is called “aKNITomy ” – isn’t that so awesome?

She has a lot of different options, as well as DIY kits, pdf patterns, and even the fully knitted products (those are a bit pricey.) 

Click here to go and check it out!

Written by Carrie


Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She is also the Operations Manager for Build Your Bundle – a once a year HUGE homeschooling sale. She has been homeschooling for ten years, has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.

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