I decided I wanted to make these little ninja guys the other day, so on our way back from food shopping, we stopped into Michael's for a few things, one of them being pipe cleaners. However, because I am me, and I left my list in the car, I got everything but the pipe cleaners - plus many things that we didn't need. In my defense, there was a 70% off clearance section of kid craft stuff. Still, the pipe cleaners were kind of necessary.
Lucky for me, I was able to dig some out of a box that we had not yet unpacked since moving eleven months (yikes!) ago.
The link above can explain how to make them way better than I ever could, but we persevered and we read the instructions on the tiny screen of my phone and we made them, these little ninjas, and some ninja-ettes too. We also may need reading glasses now from squinting at the phone, but that's a whole other blog post.
They were very cute and very doable for a seven-year-old, with mommy's help.
She's cute, no?
I think the most exciting part for the kids was when I let them use a sharpie (!) to draw the faces on the heads. Who knew a sharpie could generate such excitement?!
It's Pizza Day, but only for pretend. Really, we had tuna and corn for lunch. But after lunch and after swimming, we broke out the colored paper, markers, scissors, glue and cardboard cereal boxes from the recycling bin.
We cut pizza shaped triangles from the cardboard and mushrooms, onions, brocolli, spinach, tomatoes, french fries and lots of shredded cheese - cheddar and mozarella. We're fancy like that.
And they glued and glued and glued and came up with the funniest pizzas.
And now they're playing pizza store in the playroom.
One is the chef, one is the waiter and one is still in the kitchen opening his own fleishig restaurant, with chicken covered pizza, hamburgers and hotdogs and chicken nuggest. He's opening his restaurant in the dining room; keeping things kosher and everything. All they need are customers.
Sometimes it's hard to get them started, but once they get going, I can step away and read a few pages of my book. I have to hurry though, the library books are due tomorrow.
And lest you think I created this magic myself, I did not. Pinterest did. I love you Pinterest.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)