K and I were browsing through Etsy today. She loves to look at all the beautiful treasures with me and when we came across this little family, she exclaimed that it was quite the most wonderful thing she had ever seen.
Then K asked if we could make them a house. We found an old cardboard box and decided to paint them a woodland to play in instead, complete with lovely green trees and a blue sky.
Then poor K had to wait for the paint to dry before playing with her new treasures. This waiting she found very difficult and, alas, crocodile tears were shed that paint didn’t dry faster.
At last, her newly made woodland was dry and ready to play with. She declared them to be her favourite toys in the whole wide world!
She has played with them all afternoon and poor T has been admonished severely for trying to touch her ‘very specialist things’.
I love teaching her that she really can make precious things for herself. I am very impressed with how her two little people turned out… they were not easy to paint. But what I am even happier about is seeing that she values hers as much as she values mine and that family from Etsy. I was afraid that she would be put off by hers not turning out perfectly, but she is not. She feels a real sense of achievement at having made her own toy and I am delighted that she values her creations. Well done, K, my precious little Kitten who is growing up so fast. May your homemade pegland bring you many hours of wonderful play.