What's new at our house this week?
Honor, glory and sacrifice.
The girls are in a musketeer phase now. They are running around shouting and pointing broomsticks at each other and attacking dastardly, if invisible, enemies. They asked me to please make them swords so they could fight more fearlessly ("and also so we can decorate the thing the sword goes into", says Emily).
Sure - if it's cardboard, I'll do it.
These swords were made from the inner tubes of wrapping paper rolls. We flattened and pointed the ends, slotted them through another cardboard strip to make the hilt
and wrapped the blade in aluminum foil.
An adjustable slide at one end
The girls decorated their swords-
and went off to protect the King/Prince/some important guy.
They are going to be musketeers next Halloween. They've got it all figured out. I might just do it - finally a change from princesses.