Underwater fun-kit for a 6 year old.
May 9, 2012
In keeping with the making of gifts idea from previous posts…. I attempted a variation of the Fort Building Kits by Saltwater Kids posted in a great big list of gifts for boys and girls last Christmas.
I have been wanting to try these for ages, and I am pretty sure I will make more after this success.
The theme of the party was mermaids…. so I purchased fabric appropriate to the sea, included some sequin length, white fur trim and a few gold coins to contribute to the sea idea.
Because I wanted the lovely Lily to be able to use it for other creative play, I decided to call it a fun-kit rather than a fort kit in the hope that it would open up the imaginative possibilities rather than close than down. I imagine her using the contents not just for forts but backdrops for ‘shows’, dress-ups, dancing, picnics or playing mermaids or other sea creatures.
….I hope she enjoys playing with it as much as 8 year old and I enjoyed pulling it together.
Her mum sent me through this photo of an early incarnation of the fun-fit.
Nice one Lily.