So, we started by making the paper plate clowns where she had to only stick things on to a plate and boy did she enjoy it! She wanted to convert all the plates in the house into clowns.
What we used for the paper plate clowns: two rings from a toy for the eyes, a red hair band cut and stuck for the mouth and a black hair band cut and shredded for the hair. I did the cutting part while Pattu did the rest as instructed.
Then we found a bath scrub and wrapped it over a ball. We fastened it behind with some hair clips (one of the pics will reveal this :D) and cut out some packing material for the eyes and the mouth. To be honest, we wanted to make a cute looking puppy but this one ended up looking like a forlorn alien LOL! Here too, I helped with the cutting and Pattu did the rest...with a bit of struggle.
The gloves gave us an idea - the dwarfs. Black wool for the hair, black dots for eyes and red painted smile.
Then we rummaged further to find the loofahs - The maiden's dress is a fluffy loofah. We found a hair clip that had the girl. Inspired by that, Pattu's care taker thought of another maiden with a paper fan dress so that the loofah maiden had company. Pattu liked the fan folding...
Then the duckling - that's another loofah with a handle. We found some pegs to go as the eyes and the beak is a pistachio shell coloured red using crayon. Pattu did all of this.
Then we had to make a story around it.... so, there it goes... phew!
The story is in verse (because I am very lazy) and this is how it goes:
Rest of the story...