Ok, well not literally but imaginatively which is even more wonderful. Jack has been completely fascinated by fire for a little while now. I think it started with an interest in volcanoes. Almost all of his games, his drawings, his paintings end up going up in flames in one way or another.
At the end of last year, Jack had his preschool concert. It was about their weekly trips to Mt. Majura; their bush-preschool sessions. One scene had Jack completely mesmerised. A bushfire was sweeping in to rejuvenate the native plants. The costumes were gorgeous. Long flowing capes of ribbon in bright fiery colours. I could make that! I thought.
But then reality sets in, I am a much more hopeful sewer than competent one, and so I thought I could make him some fire wands instead. Jack and I went to the fabric store and he picked out three fire colours.
Just like the Waldorf wind wands I made, these are so incredibly easy and Jack, well Jack has not put these things down for a week! He runs and spins, catching everything in his path on fire. Then he sweeps through with his fire extinguisher (an empty sauce bottle haha) and puts it all out. He adores them.
Ok, and here’s the best part….
Mum has been on a bit of a decluttering frenzy lately and I rescued 16 of these wooden rings from the donate pile. So if you are in Australia (and willing to pay the postage) and fancy making your wee-ones a ribbon wand just leave me a comment.
You can have up to two rings each until they are all gone (so potentially the first 8 people). Each ring weighs 16 grams so I wouldn’t imagine they would cost too much to send. You can buy the ribbon from Spotlight (4m for 99c). They have a huge selection of colours.
So would you like to make some ribbon wands? Oh and I was just thinking, if you get some, I would love to see how they turn out. Could you send me a pic or upload one to the FB page? That would be great 🙂
Thanks everyone. The rings have all found new homes.
I am looking forward to seeing all the wonderful wands they make.