A few weeks ago, my daughter came home
from school... she was particularly excited
about a project & book report
that was assigned in her AP English class.
Her assignment: read Fools Gold by Melody Carlson,
write a report, create a "shoe" that best represented
the main character in the story, and give an
oral presentation in front of the class.
Now, I'll admit... typically, I don't help out much
with the kids homework. But I got excited when
I heard "construct a shoe!" : )
My daughter was adamant about making
a paper shoe, so I gave her free reign of
my craft room. I gave her a few pointers
and off she went.
Her shoe looked very similar to the paper shoes
floating around blogland... but it was very flimsy!
So, together, we came up with this:
"The Glittered Shoe"
We used newspaper and masking tape to
build the mold and then added a
paper mache concoction to the outside.
Once the shoe was formed... we let it dry
for 3 days. On the 3rd day, I was excited
about helping her decorate it...
but when I got home from work,
she had already painted the shoe white,
glittered it, gone through my vintage jewelry stash,
and my stash of scrapbook paper.
I suggested the pink seam binding & tulle
to which she agreed.
I must of had this look of excitement on my face
once the shoe was decorated & resting in it's
lovely pink box... cause she looked at me & said,
"Go ahead, mom! I know you wanna take
a picture and 'blog' about it!!"
And she was right. I did. : )
I love that she's a little bit crafty,
just like her mama.