Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Go on Safari with Some Shrunken Heads Necklaces

Shrunken Heads NecklacesHope this doesn't come across as too morbid, you can blame it on Disney and the pirates craze they've created, we were going for the fun and comical edge rather than the disgusting. But at any rate, here's the latest kid summer project for our last full week of summer vacation. The kids start school a week from today.

We used little Styrofoam balls then poked a hole straight through with a bamboo skewer and threaded both ends of a length of yarn through the hole. I knotted the yarn at the bottom so it wouldn't pull back through and then let the kids decorate their little heads.

Once again you'll get to pull out the googly eyes and any other decorations you've been storing up to make these little guys as scary or as goofy as you'd like.

You could also use the idea at holiday times to make up little pumpkins or, with three balls together, a snowman.

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11 comments:

ni said...

It's a new thing for the kids to get excited about. It's nice to know you are taking interest in creating something fresh and safe for the kids. It's creative and decorative as well. The children will definitely try that on with curiosity.
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Mandy said...

My boys would think this was hilarious!

Michelle A. said...

I love this great idea MIchelle!

Sherri said...

I love love love it!!!

Munchkins and Music said...

I agree, and I think these would be good to go with a pirate halloween costume!

Jennifer said...

Too cute!

calicobebop said...

Yes! Styrofoam snowmen will decorate our dining table this year! Great idea!

quitecontrary1977 said...

next time i'm in need of a shrunken head, i'll know how to make it..

Amanda said...

Those are such a crack-up, thanks for sharing your cleverness!

Flea said...

You want scary shrunken heads, use apples. Yours are cute. I think yours are better than scary ones. :)

Alice Wills Gold said...

This post made me think of this HORRIBLE reoccuring dream I had as a child. I won't give it all to you..I wouldn't want to scare you, but it was a dream where my mom had her regular body and her regular head had been shrunk to the size of your crafty neclace....crazy stuff...I am sure that I should have the dream analyzed someday :)