Emily had to miss her first day of school today because she had a fever yesterday. It ended up being nothing but I still kept her home especially since everyone is so concerned about Swine Flu. My friend Sheli gave me a bag full of people patterns with tons of different felt clothing that we decided to use. She had so much fun decorating the first doll she asked to do another one and another one which turned into a family of 4.
After Ashlyn came home from Kindergarten she wanted to make a family of her own. I love it when a simple craft turns into a fun afternoon. The girls named them and played house with them for quite a while. I decided I am going to use the patterns with my 3’s class when we do our All About Me unit and have them create a doll that looks like them. Since my girls used so much of the clothing I got some felt out and we created more clothes for them. We even used some old scrapbook paper to create funky designs on the dresses. Here are the 8 that my girls did!