Friday, November 11, 2011

Peek of the Week - 11/11/11 Eeek!

Take a Peek at Craft Master Dizzy:
Tuesday we went to the library and Diz picked a book called "Christmas with the Mouskins." It's a delightful tale of a precious mouse family preparing for Christmas. And sprinkled throughout are craft projects and recipes so you can make preparations as the Mouskin family did.
Eli took these preparations very seriously. That boy crafted for pert near three hours, until I was begging him to put down the scissors and get into bed.
Here's a quick hint I learned from the Mouskinses - you can make lots of fun stuff by taking the idea of making paper dolls and changing the shape. I made Christmas tree table wreaths, snowman crowns the boys could decorate themselves with faces, buttons, scarves, and later hats (great idea Dizzy!), and a mitten garland, all by using the paper doll technique of folding paper strips and cutting out the shape, leaving some part of the sides intact. I'm coining a new word for this - paperdollifying.
And the next morning he was back at it, itching to get his craft on.
Now...what else can I paperdollify?

So that was my Peek of the Week. 
What's Peek of the Week, you ask? It's our Friday feature and it's all about you! I want to hear (and share with my readers) what wowed you this week. It could be a cool finished project, a work in progress, a personal accomplishment, a cute kid moment, or something that surprised you.

If we could peek into your week - what would you want to show us?

Each week I'll share my own Peek of the Week to get the ball rolling, and invite you to link to your blog post about your Peek of the Week. I know y'all are up to cool stuff - we wanna see it!
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  1. I absolutely LOVE this, especially its simplicity! Show us how to dollify, please?! (My accordion folding always seems to come out wonky, and invariably some piece gets detached somehow...)

  2. So fun! We're going to have to find this book at our library!