So, with the bean bag eggs & vegetable garden completed, I again evaluated the 'animal' situation for Livy's farm birthday. I just couldn't justify the cost for a proper petting zoo and couldn't bear the guilt of seeing baby pot bellied pigs, lambs & "Danny Boy" potentially being man handled by wild toddlers that didn't understand being gentle...so that left me with the stuffed animals option...eh...
...and 'Ricky' & I were definitely not volunteering since we're "lousy jumpers"...
...so that led me to DIY Stick Horses!
I followed the basic instructions of the blog tutorial and threw in some creative license, as always:)
These were a labor of love, not so much because they were difficult but because I had to acquire almost all of the supplies and I procrastinated getting them completed since there were so many steps involved:/
And yet, they made it to Livy's special day and she had a blast helping to create her "horsies"!
A few notes about supplies I used:
'Ricky's' old socks= free
ribbon, rope & buttons= free
bamboo poles= $4
darning needles= $2
This project made a great way to spend evenings once my little Ms were slumbering & I managed to work on them some during the day too, with Livy's help:)
Stay tuned tomorrow for chocolate piggies!