Duendesday: the Crazies

{life with a curious and crazy 10 yr old}

We have stepped into Kid Twilight Zone…hear the music? She’s officially gone off the deep end. It’s all cardboard, all the time. This past week she made cardboard and cloth flip-flop’s for the dog and when he didn’t want to wear them, she made him cardboard ‘boots’. He didn’t like those either.

Then she worked on a new ‘arcade’, though I’m not entirely sure what it is arcading…marbles? (like Pachinko?) Not sure but it is constructed, painted, with a sheer window, some tubes, and a coin slot.

Then there’s the gnome she made me – with multiple hats, his and hers Royal crowns, a sombrero with pancho, a beret. She got the idea because of the cone from my crochet yarn (she’s impatiently waiting for me to make a mess of dishcloths so she can get the next cone).

And then her recent Atlas crate featured Sweden and there were more gnomes (well, rather Tomte) that she crafted from felt. They were already planned in their ‘activity’ (one had skis and ski poles and the other held the Swedish flag) so she built them scenic structures – she made the first guy a working ski lift and a little ski slope and the second guy, she made him a snow covered mountain to stand on top of with a decorative tree and his climbing rope.

Then for the heck of it she made a cardboard spinning wheel – because, y’know, why not?

This all goes along with her new game she’s making, and the new fashions she’s been drawing, her Spanish lessons, and the book reports she’s been working on (one for Captain Underpants, and the other for a new book she’s loving Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer). She’s also making a full-on Duendesday meal of Pork Tenderloin with a Potato Gratin today and Appelpaj (from her Swedish crate).

And it snowed! Nice fresh snow to play in – wonderful!
Happy Duendesday to you!

Published by Rachael M Rollson

creative life-learner

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