Monday, February 27, 2006

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... And yes, little Miss Mia is wearing a Team Canada hockey jersey. She's worn it every day for two weeks, says a very proud daddy. Go, Women!!

9 Comments:

Blogger ieatcrayonz said...

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

2/27/2006 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger Granny said...

Duct tape is magic but it also required imagination.

2/27/2006 10:30:00 AM  
Blogger Jenorama said...

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

2/27/2006 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger stefanierj said...

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!

2/27/2006 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger Haley said...

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!

2/27/2006 02:40:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

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!

2/27/2006 09:29:00 PM  
Blogger Queen Bee said...

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

2/28/2006 01:51:00 AM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

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.

2/28/2006 07:09:00 AM  
Blogger Queen Bee said...

Hey, thanks for the info :)

2/28/2006 11:14:00 PM  

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