One of the little fella's that plays soccer for me broke his arm this week! Poor little guy! He is the sweetest little thing ever so I wanted to do something special for him. It was a bad enough break that he is supposed to remain fairly still while it heals...yeah right! ( 9 year old little boy...stay still?! You do the math! That's just not going to happen!) I hoped that if I made him a few sit still activities that it might help! I made a simple puppet stage inspired by Mel's awesome post here. I stamped several stamps from several different sets and colored them in and affixed them to Popsicles sticks. There is a knight, a princess, a dragon, two different pirates, a pirate ship, a cowboy, a teddy bear, two soccer players and two moose! Should offer lots of variety for an active imagination! I made a box using my soooooo cool new Scor-Pal to house all of his new puppet friends! I added bright, happy fish paper to the outside and lined the inside bottom with matching paper. I made a belly band with his name on it to hold it all together! Next I used Stampin' Up's retired All Mixed Up set to make a flip book! I left all of these images plain and included a box of crayons so that he could color them in! He can flip these pages back and fourth to make a tu-tu wearing alligator ballerina or a space duck or an inter tube wearing webbed footed little girl! I made a little card to go with it using Kiwi Kiss and Very Vanilla from Stampin' Up and an adorable soccer star image from Me and My Big Ideas! I was going to try to add a little cast to the arm of the little guy, but ran out of time! I bagged it all up and delivered it to him before his big brother's soccer game and he was soooo excited! He screamed, " I got puppets. mama!!" He is such a great kid I was really pleased to be able to make him happy!
On another happy note...this Saturday marked the half way point with soccer!!! 42 games down and 42 left to go! I have to attend them all to be certain that our refs show and that everything goes smoothly. We supply gatorade for our refs at half time and so I run back and fourth from field to field during the games! Three weeks left and then I retire! : ) It has been a successful season so far, but I will be relieved to see it come to an end. My poor house is in shambles and I have had very little stamp time. : ( I am looking very forward to getting some creative me time back!
Hubby is home this week and we are discussing some fun family time for the day! Hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend! Thank you if you made it to the end and are still reading! I tend to be a little long winded some days! You guys are the greatest! : )