So ridiculously cute, these Japanese critters.
One of the children has fallen in love with these Tsum Tsum things, and has declared that her birthday party this year shall have this as its theme.
She had me draw her a coloring sheet, so she could create these faces for her invitation cards.
And then I found this video, and thought I'd make a few sample blimps, so we could give them away at the party.
Not bad for a trial run. Easy, and somewhat addictive to make. All you need are socks, and scraps. These are much bigger than the little Tsum Tsums - they turned out to be about the size of a guinea pig.
Even Emily made one - the Snowgie thing that Elsa sneezes out when she has a cold.
I'll do our own photo-tutorial for these sock blimps closer to the date, when I begin party-prep in earnest. In the meantime, here is our hand-drawn Tsum Tsum coloring sheet, if you'd like it.