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Monday, July 21, 2008

It's the simple things...

For tonight's workshop with the wee-ones, we made cardboard flip-flops. I found this on family fun's website, and thought it was such a wonderful idea! It's simple, easy and the kids can customize to their hearts content. We actually started last night. I traced their feet onto the cardboard, and cut them out, then had them paint the bottom part of the flip-flops. Then tonight we came back and decorated the top using 2 inch wide strips of cardstock and various paints, appliques, glitter, markers and whatnot. The kids had a great time, and they are so impressed with their creations, they insisted on wearing them around the house. The trouble came when #3 (who didn't make one) flipped out because he wanted a pair. So you guessed it, I had to quickly make him a pair too. He literally did not stop wailing till they were on his feet. You would think they got hundred dollar presents or something. Proof positive that kids don't necessarily need all those fancy toys with the bells and whistles. Sometimes it's just just the simple things...















Here is Prince Focused decorating his flaps.











And Princess Snaggletooth decorating hers...
















Meanwhile Prince Rawkus scribbled and marked up my craft table...















Here is the finished product....

















Here are Prince Focused and Princess Snaggletooth modeling there creations.
And a great time was had by all!

2 comments:

miznyc said...

ooh fun! my son is always writing on my work area...

Maternal said...

Soo cute!