I've made it known before that I am not a big fan of the whole 'Disneyfying' of all things kid related.
Why does every bandaid, tube of toothpaste, biscuit and toy have to be plastered with Princesses and Fairies??
Anyway - I digress...
The older two girls were given lots of gifts for their birthday that forced me to 'embrace the Disney' in their lives a little.
A friend of mine pretty much told me to 'suck it up' and ride the wave - that they will be bored of it all within 18 months.
So here goes....
One of their gifts was this 'Make a Princess Dress' kit that involves putting a small transparency into a rather elaborate 'projector' that then projects the image down onto the paper below.
The child traces the dress design, cuts it out and then puts it onto the doll for a dress with a layered look.
Of course sequins and glitter are then added...
Sometimes with great effort it seems!!
And you're done.
|I know she's mine - but gosh this kid has amazing eyes!!|
So the wrap up:
This kit was incredibly easy for the girls to use - with very little help from me.
They made the dolls and dressed and undressed them for hours (literally) - they played all sorts of imaginative games with the finished dolls (that's the bit I like!!).
All you need to replenish it is more paper for different dresses and we haven't even used all that was in the kit.
While this is not something I would have ever bought for the girls - they LOVE it and the finished results were quick and easy to achieve, and bought lots of pleasure to them.
What about you?
Do your kids do or have or play with anything that doesn't quite sit well with you??