It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Junior Ski Patrol

Take some blocks and a few strips of duct tape. Can’t run a daycare without duct tape! A few minutes tearing and sticking, and you have…

Skis!!


They even have a little heel strap to help keep them from sliding forward off the foot…

Here are the skiers coming… (Note the conscientious use of protective head gear.)
And going…

February 27, 2006 - Posted by | crafts, Darcy, George

9 Comments »

  1. This is off the adorable meter. You are a clever one, Mary P.

    Comment by ieatcrayonz | February 27, 2006 | Reply

  2. Duct tape is magic but it also required imagination.

    Comment by Granny | February 27, 2006 | Reply

  3. HA! That is hilarious, especially about little Miss Mia!

    Comment by jen-o-rama | February 27, 2006 | Reply

  4. That is super-cute. Made me want to hum what strains of O Canada I know…

    Thanks for the mess-free fingerpainting tip, BTW. He ate the bag, but it was fun while it lasted! LOL!

    Comment by stefanierj | February 27, 2006 | Reply

  5. That is awful cute. Aren’t you concerned about scratching your beautiful hardwoord though?

    I imagine the noise must have been something terrible. The things you put up with to entertain these kids. I’m impressed!

    Comment by Haley | February 27, 2006 | Reply

  6. All: These guys are cute! Creativity is easier than lots of people thing. It’s not so much to do with innate talent as being willing to say “What would happen if…” or “Oh, let’s just try it and see what happens!” We do that a lot around here… Just wait till you all see tomorrow’s post!!

    Haley: Because they were going slowly and carefully, the noise was minimal. (You KNOW how I am about noise!)

    Those beautiful floors aren’t hardwood: they’re some kind of more durable laminate. However, I did, at the end of the day see some scratches, so I had to turn the skis back into blocks. It was good for a day, though!

    Comment by Mary P. | February 27, 2006 | Reply

  7. Very cute. How do you manage to have those blocks of wood too?

    Comment by Queen Bee | February 28, 2006 | Reply

  8. QueenBee: The blocks are part of a set I got from The Grand River Toy Company. Unfortunately, they don’t have a link for the block page, but if you’re interested, you choose “construction” in the menu to the side, and then choose “wooden blocks”. Mine is the “Super Set”. These are GREAT blocks – and they’re mail order! One phone call, and a few days later, there they are at your door. This is my kind of shopping.

    Comment by Mary P. | February 28, 2006 | Reply

  9. Hey, thanks for the info 🙂

    Comment by Queen Bee | February 28, 2006 | Reply


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