|Oo-la-la-la-la Mr Maker|
It contains (among other things) tissue paper, pom poms, pipe cleaners (not called that now as it's probably politically incorrect to have such things in a child's craft box), various shapes, lolly sticks (I nearly screamed at spotting those), card, glue sticks and,of course, googly eyes (we all know Mr Maker loves his googly eyes).
Naturally, the moment it arrived the girls wanted to make something but we had plans. Once back in the house though, the box came out and off we went.
First project was to make a bug for each of the girls. They selected their lolly stick (eugh) and then stuck the pom poms on with the 'glue stick' provided. They fell off straight away. The glue stick (yes, Pritt with a different name) was no good at all for such tasks so I got out the PVA glue I have. Sadly, as with all children, they expect it stuck in seconds so much waving around of pom poms on sticks resulted in them falling off and me almost sticking my fingers together as I had so much glue on the go trying to get the pom poms to stay on while being spun through the air by over-excited children.
|Keep it *very* still|
|Yeah, here it is. What else is in the box?|
A plan formulated.
I got out the sewing kit.
The girls looked puzzled.
I sat down and sewed the pom poms onto the lolly stick! Ta-da! Dare you to try and fall off now you fluffy lump of...err....fluff.
|No stitching to bee seen (see what I did there?)|