Our English grandparents took us to the Pantomime (Sleeping Beauty) at the beginning of this month. It was the first time for Annabel to see the Pantomime and for me too. We both were thrilled! It was so funny and interesting! As Annabel still talks about it we decided to play the story ourselves as well.
I had been thinking about making the peg dollies for a long time. And now we had a good reason to make them. At first we painted the dollies pink and then drew some clothes on them. Well I did plan to make posh clothes from crepe paper or even fabric but then I decided to keep it simple and quick. We used yarn for the hair and ribbons for clothes. I think it is quite obvious which ones Annabel has made :D
From the left- Princess, Prince (yes, pink hair was Annabel`s choice), Queen, Witch. It took me a while to convince Annabel that the Witch does have quite an important role in this story. She did not want me to make it. She said that the Witch is naughty. But when everything was finished she played with the Witch quite happily.
We really did not plan to make anything else this evening. But while playing with the dollies we realised that they need a place to live ….. And just before going to bed we started to do some cutting and gluing again..
We will finish the castles tomorrow.
This time we read the story in Estonian. Along with “Sleeping Beauty” we read other princess stories as well. It is a very lovely lovely book with beautiful drawings.
Our finished castles:
Update a year later. As I get lots of questions about what we are doing with our old creations I thought I`d show that the castles are still with us :) I have only covered them in Mod Podge to make them last even longer. And they are not on top of the tv anymore as we have got a new tv. But yes.. we are still playing with them.