There be pirates ahead!
We went all out for Ezra’s 3rd birthday. We sunk a pirate ship with cannon balls, had a treasure hunt, put jewels on personal treasure chests and had a few sword fights here and there. Oh yes, there was cake and ice cream too.
Our front room had a bit of a makeover. We needed to turn the house into a ship… this was what we came up with.
The treasure map, thanks to India’s artistic skills.
The treasure chests coming together.
The booty was found inside this treasure chest.
(Plain trunk purchased at craft store. With a little paint and glitter glue we made a beautiful treasure chest).
The ship they were to sink with cannon balls. I think this was an activity to shut the door on and let them have at it. Whiffle balls were flying!
Two puffs is all it took. He’d been practicing.
Sharing a seat… for a little while anyway. Once Ezra noticed, he pushed India off. Brotherly love.
Now keep in mind, not every gift this year was handmade. No matter how hard I tried I couldn’t make “Little Big Planet” or that double light saber (which Ez had prayed for all year). But I figured we could make gifts for our extended family members. So we did.
I had high hopes of binding a journal or album for my sister in law to help her chronicle their stay in France. But someone took all my time and I couldn’t stitch another stitch. This someone was a little girl made of felt and stuffed with fuzz. We didn’t name her, but India designed her dress and drew her face. We used the tutorial here. Since I was all stitched out, I decided painting on the face was the only way to go. I think she turned out lovely.
I made these super cute necklaces for two my nieces. I found the how-to here. I couldn’t make the rosettes quite right so left them plain. Still a big hit… with India at least. We’ll see if the girls liked them when we visit in Feb.
India designed these scarfs and both kids painted them for their teachers.
There are one or two more gifts that I made. Give me a week or two to make sure they have been received then I’ll post them here.