Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Summer camp fun

My daughter Emma is going to a theater day camp this week.  She is so excited!  I was excited too, but I admit I was a little anxious when I saw that each day is a themed day.  Which means that she has to dress in a new costume for each day.  The first day she is supposed to dress up as an exotic animal because they are doing their own production of Aladdin.  Now, I am a mom that wants to be crafty but many of my attempts do not turn out as planned.  I did not want my child to be the one that showed up with a costume that had people asking, "What are you supposed to be?"  Emma decided that she wanted to be a zebra. We went to Pinterest, which can lead to Pinterest fails but it is a good starting point!  I found a site that gave directions on making a zebra out of a paper plate.  I decided that we could print those out and attach them to a headband.

Once we printed the ears out on cardstock, we added stripes and I taped them to a black headband.  Then, she wanted me to paint her face to look like a zebra.  Again, I was a little anxious because I can draw a little but I am by no means an artist.  I googled "zebra face paint" and found several pictures that seemed doable.  I chose not to paint her entire face so that she could eat lunch and go throughout the day without worrying about wiping off her makeup.  Below is a picture of the results.  I was pretty pleased with the results!  Mom wins!!  For this time at least.  Now I have to start thinking about tomorrow's theme which is to dress up as someone from anywhere in the world.  And knowing my daughter she will not fall for simply wearing her regular clothes and saying that she is from Canada!  Stay tuned....


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