Pumpkin Mask

While we were drawing animal pictures, my daughter brought up acting. She said she might like being in a play but was afraid she would have stage fright. I told her that lots of people have stage fright and that practicing makes it better. I also got out a book on theater games and skits to see if she was interested in any of them. She loved the first game, which was getting into character by pretending you were wearing different kinds of shoes…moon boots, high heels, roller skates, etc. While I looked through the book for more she would enjoy, she saw masks on the book cover and set off to make one. Here is her paper plate pumpkin mask. She wore it with pride while singing and dancing to “This is Halloween” from Just Dance 3!

She wanted me to take pictures of the different moves.


Duck Tape

My daughter got interested in colored Duck Tape after seeing some cool hats and bow-ties made from it at the Kalahari kids’ marketplace this year. She started off making bow-ties with safety pin backings and then moved on to cover her microphone, make some flowers, and decorate a few headbands.