You can file this under "Aren't I a thrifty recycler?"
With a cardboard oats can such as Quaker rolled oats (empty of course--unless you like your sleeping arrangements to include oatmeal. I hear it's good for exfoliation . . . ) you can make a quick little doll cradle for a quiet afternoon of play.
We zapped our can with a bit of spray paint we had on hand and used an extra lid for the bottom then finished it off with a scrap of lace and voila! Instant doll cradle. With or without the oatmeal.
Here's a picture of the rockers in case you need a better visual:
In case it's not obvious, you cut a rectangular piece from the can then cut the rockers diagonally from that rectangular scrap. Cut slits in the bottom of the can where the rockers should be then slip the rockers into the slits and you're ready to rock on.
Though I just noticed that the picture gives away the fact that we ran out of red paint and had to finish up with pink.
Oh well, it's still cute.
And thank you to everyone kind enough to wish me a speedy recovery--I'm clean, sober and Advil-free, thank you very much (though it's going to be awhile before I can sit comfortably again). At least I can provide some entertainment for the kids here in my sadly bruised state.
Oh, and today is the last day of the Write-Away Contest this month so get your entries in by tonight!
Sponsored by My Good Greetings for earth-friendly cards and stationery and by Mia Costello running for the Anchorage School Board.