Tinkerbell on the Runway

I have never forced my daughter to do crafts. I offer supplies that are age appropriate and just let her do what she wants. So imagine my surprise and delight when she marched directly up to me and said, “I want to make a dress for Barbie.” I tried not to be TOO excited, so I down played and said, “Okay.” She said, “I want to use tickets and pom poms.” Wow! Great! She is doing an unconventional materials challenge. ! “Let me show you the pom poms you have that I want to use.” Oh, shoot, she lead me to some beautiful big felt balls that I have set up for a different project. I chuckled that she was attracted to them. They are so beautiful, they beg to be touched. I let her down gently, those were not available for her design. She thought for a moment and said, “Okay, I have feathers!” Again, I swooned with pride.

Next she asked me for a Barbie. And I said that she would need to pick from one of the ones in her bin. “Mommy picks each week from her dolls and when you make a design, you will need to pick from yours.” She was gone for a long time with that decision and she came back with Tinkerbell.
That surprised me, because the fairies are VERY popular here. She said, “Tinkerbell does not fit into all the dresses, so I chose her.” Oh, good point. Tinkerbell is a little shorter and a little more squat than a standard barbie, so all of the red carpet and glitter looks have not fit on her body. She was now going to get an outfit of her own.
Glue dots. Tickets.
Feathers. And in the end, when things got elaborate, we added markers and she colored the tickets.


Stay tuned for what the little designer will do next. (!!)

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4 Comments to Tinkerbell on the Runway
    • Ros
    • Awesome! You must be bursting with pride and excitement. She did such a nice job working with the unconventional materials she had. Can’t wait to see what she does next.

    • Tawny
    • Wow! Fantastic! I was terrified to use the shorter Tinkerbell model for an unconventional materials challenge. She is very difficult to fit even with regular fabric materials. Your daughter is fearless! Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

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