I'm fortunate to have two boys that are calm and curious. I mean, most of the time. Of course they drive me crazy at least once a day and spread Legos all over the house and fight over the exact same red piece of that Lego, as all 4 and 5 year olds. But you know, in general they love to paint, create and craft (like me), and they always ask me when we'll do the next "Atelier", as we call all our kids activities in this family. So, during the weekends and especially during the school holidays, I try to come up with at least one a day. Don't take the word atelier too seriously now, it can mean throwing some pens on the table and say "Wohoo, here comes the atelier!" and they are pleased as little mice!
I want to share one of these ateliers that we did this week though, a bit more complex and with some supplies to buy maybe, but really fun and most importantly: occupying. Yaj. So here comes the Indian Atelier that I made with Viggo!
Here's what you need:
Felt, yarn, styrofoam balls, pipe cleaners, plastic eyes, sequins, plastic pearls, miniature pompoms, scissors, wooden stick, kitchen paper roll (not shown), feathers, and if you have - a glue gun. Of course you could use whatever you have at home, this is just an example!
Begin sticking a foam ball onto a stick and then glue eyes and yarn for the hair. You do all the heat gun stuff because it's really hot and the kids can add eyes, nose and hair 10 seconds later. You can of course glue with regular hobby glue too. Then take the kitchen paper roll and some felt and cut out a nice gown LOL.
Add a pipe cleaner, feathers and some sequins as cheeks onto the head of your Native American Indian. Then cut fringes in another colored felt and add some pearls like a collar. And voilà, you're done! And you got yourself a very pleased kid! I couldn't resist doing a Pocahontas myself of course but I completely forgot to take a picture of her... Well, never mind, this is a blast for the kids and you should really try it! I can ensure you that Viggo is now a happy little Indian!