Saturday, May 4, 2013

May the 4th be with You!

Get it? haha! I have seen this phrase a few places (Amazon, Disney and Lego are both having special May the 4th promos) and since both my little ones are completely *obsessed* with all things Star Wars right now, it had to be done.

So we have the cute blog title but now what to say about May the 4th? Well I guess we should see how far we've come in our journey across the Star Wars galaxy...

We have watched the Star Wars movies and we are working our way through the Clone Wars episodes.

The Star Wars Lego sets have been made and played with over and over again by the kiddos. And new sets have been fashioned with endless creativity. Take this one created just yesterday of Luke Skywalker training on Dagobah with Yoda. Come on, you've watched The Empire Strikes Back!

And if the Lego sets you want are retired or out of production, your piggy bank funds are running low, or they don't exist...just make it yourself. 

No toy was left out of the Star Wars craze! 

Tinkertoy Droidekas attacked these two young Padawan learners in their own kitchen. Luckily, they had been practicing the art of the lightsaber.

Zoobs were used to make an awesome AT-AT Walker, also seen in the Empire Strikes Back, but those were a boring shade of grey. This rainbow Zoob version is much cooler. If you don't have Zoob's, youshould check them out. They are a lot of fun and as you can see, offer endless building opportunities. 

An inordinate amount of  Star Wars books have been read, including this one he got from us for Christmas, which he loves.

An R2D2 hat was knit and worn constantly!

Threw my favorite boy a Star Wars "Stay Later" party (not a sleep over, but they all stayed later than they would have normally been able to, so it still felt like a special treat! ) Bought LMO a Darth Vader costume so she could have a special appearance at the Star Wars Party. How cute is she? Love the blow up light sabers! My DH found them at Party City. They made the party! And kept injuries down. You knew that SOMETHING was going to be turned into a light saber...might as well provide a soft alternative.

Done, done and done.

Now what?

Well, leave it to LMO.

I teach a sewing class at their school and it has been so much fun to see the kids skills grow through the year. This semester, I decided to take it up a notch. I had the children draw their own doll - using the idea of an "Ugly Doll" to show them how to make a basic shape and give it character with color and stitching. From their sketches, I showed them how to make pattern pieces and make their own creations exactly how they imagined them.

They are doing some incredible work too! To see such detailed and creative work out of the hands and minds of the elementary children is just so inspiring. They are so excited. I am SO excited! Will show more once more are completed!

So someone decided that she had to make her version of Yoda.

Little Miss drew him on paper, made the patterns out of tracing paper and has decided how to put it all together. Look at that face. Love the mouth. And those eyes. Note his light saber on his belt...
She loves to sew! (proud momma alert!)

And now....(cue the star wars theme....)

Done, Yoda is.

Two sides sewn together with a pretty impressive blanket stitch and stuffed and very loved. Her new constant companion.

Wonder what they'll make next?

May the 4th be with you too!

1 comment:

  1. To answer a question that some friends had - LMO made that yoda - NOT Me! isn't she something?