Monday, 6 December 2010
A smashing interlude
We started a few years back making this octopus for my nephew. Strangely they spent longer trying to knock the legs off than they did trying to crack it open. When they finally do smash open it is quite scary as the kids pile on top of each in a mad scrabble to get as many sweets as possible. We keep threatening to fill it with homework one year, we thought it would be funny to see their faces when little pieces of paper fell out with maths problems. We would however have to have a second one ready as I wouldn't fancy having to fight off the pack of disappointed kids especially as at least one would be holding a baseball bat!
Looking back, with the penguin, and the party being at a ski slope, maybe the omens were already pointing to a bad winter!
I have been trying to persuade my OH that it would be fun to make mini ones of these using different coloured paper but for some reason she never seems that keen.
Right now I could do with a few of these around the house to hit each time I get frustrated about the weather.