Monday, August 29, 2011

Quick and Easy Project

So I am bad at starting but not finishing projects. Not all of them- but sometimes I think of something I want to make/do, go out and get some of the supplies, then lose my motivation to actually follow through. But while I was at girls camp, and our flag was hanging on this really cool stand the other camp leader had made for it, I got a brilliant idea!


And then when I was at IKEA, I decided to follow through my idea. I'll explain that later...so I went to Home Depot with all the parts from our flag stand, had PVC pipe cut in the same dimensions, bought the attachments for it (about $5.00 total for everything)...


Then went to the fabric store and got some cute fabric...


And made a puppet show stage...


Seeing the fabric and attatchment pieces up close...
And the puppets I got at IKEA for dirt cheap. A package of 6 for like $3?

My kids have been using it as a stage...they have given us a puppet show like every day...yesterday I convinced Kyler to do one for his stuffed animals (cause I can only see so many from each child!)


Total cost was around $15 including fabric, pvc pipe, puppets. Not too bad- and it took me like 30 minutes to sew up the fabric curtains...not too bad either. All in all, for the hours of fun it has already provided my children- not to mention the creativity they use to create their own show, is worth it!!


1 comment:

the tim gailey home said...

this is very cute! i love the puppets, too. my kids love things on their fingers all day long!