I was feeling like a neglectful mom on Friday, so after dinner I tried to make up for it by doing a "project" with Owen.
He loves projects. Don't get me wrong, I love projects too. They just take a little more effort on my part, so I don't do as many as I probably should with him. This project is actually really simple though, it requires just four things.
Twine, scissors, tin cans, and one of those can openers with the triangle side that you can use to punch through the can.
Put them together and what have you got?
Tin can stilts.
Measure the twine long enough to go from your kiddo's palm down under their shoe and back up to tie at the palm. Punch two holes in the can, thread the twine through, and tie. Really easy.
The whole time we were working on them Owen kept asking, "What are they going [to] be?" So when we finished I demonstrated for him.
"Look, you stand on them like this, and walk."
Owen cracked up laughing at me. "Hahaha! Now is my turn!"
He thought they were pretty fun too, and he actually did a pretty good job walking in them, that is, until he realized how funny falling in them was.