Sunday, February 20

The Force and a 4 Year Old

This weekend, we had the rare privilege of having one of our 13 grandchildren visit, alone. We wanted to make it memorable, so Grandpa J., Uncle Isaac and I each decided to do something special with 4 year old Lincoln while he was here. I remembered that the last time I visited him, Lincoln asked if I could make him a Bobba Fett costume. I thought that would be a bit too involved with him here, and decided to make a puppet instead, something he could help make. With inspiration from this website we had a galactic weekend!


Lincoln also drew a gun for Bobba Fett. We used a laminated brown report folder cover and sewed it into place through a slit in the hand.






We didn't have any blue, so he painted some grey felt to give it that beat up look. Lots of hot glue holds the rolled felt into place.
We ventured out on our own to come up with a puppet version of Bobba Fett. We spent a long time studying the features of this character. Can you tell the most important part to Lincoln was the jet pack? He rolled rectangles of felt for this.
Lincoln was keen to sew on the sewing machine, so at first he sat on my lap. We had to make accommodations for the foot pedal. Once, I told him to sit at the machine while I ran upstairs to get my glasses because I couldn't see well enough to thread it. When I came back he had already done it!


His favorite part was painting the light sabers for Darth Vader and Yoda.






8 comments:

Becca said...

OH my goodness! Those puppets are epic! That picture of Lincoln with the pedal is great. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

Wendy said...

I LOVE these!!! Can I order a set?

kristin said...

I love these! The most important part to Boba Fett IS the jet pack, for sure!

daniel said...

Those are way too cool! Great job!!!

Candice said...

Those are way too cool! Great job!!!

jean said...

These are mad skills Janene, mad!! So glad that my kids have you as a grandma! I don't think they even realize how lucky they are...from requesting any American Girl doll clothes to Star Wars puppets. It just couldn't get any cooler!

mindy said...

you are one cool grandma!!What a fun project!!

Cheri said...

I love Lincoln's focused face. You can see how engaged he is! What a fun Grandma date.