Cos when I was young, I didn't have much toys. I only have a barbie doll given to me by my aunt. And she only has one outfit. And my sis started sewing clothes for her using scrap cloths. Then I started sewing my own barbie clothes. And that's how I started sewing.
I spent most of my time at my dad's workshop and I didnt have much toys there. I played with hammer and screwdrivers more.*lol* And once they bought some big plastic sheets as a seat cover for some expensive cars. I used the plastic sheets, stapler them together and made then into wedding gowns. I had not much toys but I have imagination. And thats what I think kids now are lack off. If you need a toy, go to the shop and buy it and nothing more.
So my kids have been imagining that they're the Picnic Wars characters:
See what I mean?
With Viking hat, with a shield and even small forks. (Jayden complaint that his horns weren't curve enough) Then my sis said the trojan hat is not so perfect yet. So she redo the hat and then she added the middle (hair???) And the lil one was so excited. He said "Now it's perfect!"
He's one very happy tomato. *lol*
It's Tuesday today and they are still playing with the hats and shield. haha
It's just so much fun looking at them looking at her making the toys with the corrugated box. At least they learnt that if they want a toy, they can opt to make them with stuff and not just go to toy'r'us to get toys. These is what I like to teach my kids ~ Make your own toys with your imagination and creativity.