Saturday, October 16, 2010
simple sleepover craft
Claire turns 8 tomorrow! We're in the midst of her first hosted slumber party. While the kids are engrossed in the grossness of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," I thought I'd share the craft that we did to pass the time between pizza and cupcakes.
Claire is crazy about horses, so a long time ago I bookmarked Ann Wood's Cardboard Stampede tutorial. I originally thought I would print out the pattern on individual pieces of cardstock and have the kids cut and decorate them on their own. But I forgot to buy cardstock, and quickly found that it takes awhile to cut out the pieces. So I traced the pattern pieces on a sheet of poster board and cut them out while the girls ate dinner so that they were all ready to go. I also thought we'd paint them. But markers were easier, and worked great.
The only other change we made was to use teeny scrapbooking brads to attach the legs instead of wire and buttons. Again, easy. What made this project even better was that I've discovered Claire has the sweetest friends, and I really enjoyed doing this with all of them!
We have another big party for family tomorrow night, so I think I'll make a few horses of my own to decorate Claire's cake! More photos to come.