So, I have once again let the blog slide. Homeschooling, working, and life have happened! My next post will be about homeschooling, and how that’s going, but for now, here are a few recent snapshots (and explanations).
My Boy has lately been very interested in cats. Kittens, to be precise. For Halloween, he decided he wanted to be a kitten. Not just any kitten, though – a leopard kitten. And, not just any leopard kitten, a leopard kitten wearing an aye-aye costume. “Why?” you ask? Um . . . not really sure. But he did make a diagram for me, so I could get busy making it.
Here’s what he eventually came up with:
It’s hard to see here, but the paper-plate aye-aye mask is looks a lot like his drawing. His tail and ears (the leopard ears) came from Joann Fabrics clearance rack. The leopard suit, socks and black gloves are from Value Village re-sale store. The long aye-aye fingers are pipe cleaners wrapped around his middle fingers.
The Girl was “Count No-Fangsula.” The Red Riding Hood cape she got from Grandmom was “too girly” – so she was using it as a vampire cape. Unfortunately (or fortunately for her blood-filled victims), at eight years old, she has gaps where her fangs should be. The suit and tie are her brother’s.