Thursday, December 3, 2009

Costumes... in December...

Have I mentioned how bad I am at crafty things? SO why is it that I said that I could create costumes for 2 children for their Christmas shows?

Before I get into that I need to relay a Sammy story. His class each created a thanksgiving card to their families. We opened Sammy's a few days late, but it basically said, "Dear Family, Can we not eat Turkey on Thanksgiving Day? I don't like turkey so we can we not have it this year? Love, Sammy" That kid is hysterical!

Anyway, on to costumes, Max is a drummer boy in his ABC christmas show. His letter is V. SO the teacher will read, "V is for Venite, the summons oh, come" and Max will respond, "Come praise him with harp and trumpet and drums." But I need to create the costume. So looking up information, it looks like I can get away with a white button down shirt, lederhosen (shorts and suspenders), a triangular hat (which I'll create out of felt) and a drum. I think I'm ok, but finding suspenders for a 4 year old proved impossible, so I bought adult ones that shorten quite a bit :)

Then Tim is a shepherd(possibly head shepherd) in the advent show. Luckily this just means a robe, a cloth for the top of his head and a rope around that cloth. THe sheep (stuffed) will be provided by the school. Now this wouldn't have been so hard since Tim needs a new robe anyway, BUT most boys robes have prints, they aren't really just plain color. SO eventually I found one and at a reasonable price, so now I just need to put everything together!

I really do love this season, but I feel like there is a ton going on this year and I don't have quite a good handle on it all yet :) I'll get there though!

1 comment:

JSmith5780 said...

"I feel like there is a ton going on this year and I don't have quite a good handle on it all yet "

I completely hear you on this!