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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Felt Ribbons

Saturday is the great DAY! The day of the ever-evolving, constantly changing "Football-Baseball-Soccer-Running Race Championship." This event is the brainchild of a 4-year-old boy who has been planning it all summer. He has even gone so far as to start to build a stadium to house the event in our backyard. With the much-anticipated day less then a week away, it was time to do some actual work. The first project was to make ribbons. Ian wanted to award them to the winners, but since the kids will range from 0-8 or 9, I thought choosing winners might be problematic. I convinced the stubborn child that using winners to designate teams would be a better choice. He got right to work cutting some felt.

We glued the pieces together and then used stickers to designate the teams. In true martial style the teams will be the "Swords and Shields" and the "Castles." Sorry girls, no princesses.

I sewed some safety pins on the back of the ribbons to attach them to jackets and the project was done.

Next up: a pinata.

Don't ask me, as the event planner. I just get the job done.


~ Tandis ~ said...

He is something else! With all his grand ideas, it's so good he's your child and not mine! His dreams would never come true with this loser-crafter. ;)

Jessica said...

I'm listening to Ivanhoe on Zune these days, and the contests of jousting, sword-play, and archery come to mind. Will he choose a queen of love and beauty?

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

Oh those turned out so cute! What a great idea :) Thanks for stopping by and saying hello the other day to :) I have seen photos of lake michigan and it is amazing. The sheer size of it reminds me of looking at the ocean. Have fun tomorrow!