So for their birthday's I wanted to do something a little different.
If you grew up in Canada you know who this is:
aka Ernie Coombs
It's the tickle trunk!! For those of you who weren't lucky enough to grow up on this stuff, Mr. Dressup was surrounded by puppet friends, he drew and did crafts, and always always ended up having to dress up in some crazy costume or hat every day.
Anyway, the tickle trunk, which was always full of the best costumes, was one of the best parts of the show. So...I made one for my niece and nephew!
My pictures aren't so hot because the kids were so excited and all of our camera's either ran out of batteries or disc space at the same time.
Basically, I just took my sister's old trunk that was still at my mom's house and filled it with handmade costumes and halloween accessories.
It was filled with capes, wings, tutus, dresses, swords, and wigs. It was so much fun watching the kids try on one thing after the other.
By the time they left my nephew would only answer to King of Hearts and my niece to Princess something or other.
With all of the technology and blinking loud toys kids have these days I wasn't sure how this would go over but I was so happy that they enjoyed it. And now I can add more and more costumes to it~
Any other Mr. Dressup fans out there?