In order to encourage good behavior and promote a natural thrifting high I let Isobel choose one item each time we go treasure hunting. Of course the rule only holds if the item is a dollar or less and not gross or dangerous. A few weeks ago I came upon some silvery Christmas ornaments and Isobel chose a package of shiny champagne-gold globes for herself.
Pulling down the heavy trapdoor and climbing up into the cobwebby dark of the attic held little appeal, so instead of putting them away I left them out for little hands to find on a lazy afternoon. Isobel wanted to play with the ornaments while we were having some arts and crafts time, so we decided to decorate Christmas ornaments. In April. We do what we want!
I’ve been looking for ways to use up the star decorations we bought for Isobel’s party. She is really into gluing things to other things right now, so we decided to make our balls sparkle like miniature multicolored disco balls.
Isobel decided to make an ornament for each member of our family: Mama, Daddy, Isobel and Squirrelly. (I guess the other cats had to share with Squirrelly.) We also found some packages of doilies while thrifting, which are perfect for crafting. Isobel decided to glue her doilies directly to her ornaments using a puddle of glue for an extra-festive touch.
I let them dry overnight and by morning we were ready for a star disco.
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