Some crafts are carefully thought out, while others spontaneously come together. It was the latter for this kid-engineered craft.
This microphone and accompanying mic stand was 99% PSP's idea. After finishing a roll of wrapping paper, my 5 year old picked up the long cardboard tube and declared it to be a perfect microphone and immediately set to work. However, I didn't realize the complete genius until it was almost done. She's made microphones before, but this time she was making a microphone and a separate stand. She asked dad for a toilet paper roll, asked me for some wrapping paper (that happened to be grey with white polka-dots--rather microphone like) and she made her smaller mic. The she crinkled the bottom so it would fit into the longer wrapping paper tube--ie, her mic stand. My contribution was adding the paper plate on the bottom for the actual stand. Dad's contribution was adding the triangle supports at the bottom. And voila.
I sorta hate obvious DIY's, so I'm just gonna give this picture and let you take it from there.
PSP rocking out to her new favorite song...
And don't think little sis didn't want in on the action...
Of course the last step would be to decorate it. Markers, stickers, paper, paint... the options are endless.
Fun, easy and I didn't even have to think of it!
Love those girls.