this halloween, diana has decided to make ALL of the beautiful papercrafts herself. we had made and kept the pumpkin catalog & field guide from last year; to this diana has added boxes, bags, cards, and magic tricks. and, as part of the "test" to see if i was well suited to come to her own "haunted room" this year, i was invited to create the boo bus and dancing skeleton box with her. what a fun time we had, making these together in a dark closet!
diana, at age 9, is very pleased that she can print, cut, fold, glue/tape, and assemble all of these with ease. the directions are so clear and easy to follow.
i am charmed by their whimsical, charming, detailed, imaginative, and friendly designs.
and marilyn doesn't stop there - she's got stories and toys and books and a blog, oh my! her website is worth visiting any time you want a bit of cheer and something fun to make. good for the soul, no matter your age!
note: marilyn, if you read this, i would adore something for solstices and equinoxes. the winter solstice fairy visits our house each year, and your creations fit her personality entirely! :)
she has graciously granted me permission to post pictures of what diana has made (these are only some of them).
|dr. skelly's magic x-ray camera|
|black cat treat box|
|magic pumpkin - before|
|magic pumpkin - after|
|magic pumpkin - after (other side)|
|candy corn boxes|
|black cat bag|
|self-titled; complete skeleton pieces inside|
|professor pumpkin's boo bus|
|madame fortunata's cottage|
|black cat card|