Parachuting

Since we’ve just had a lot of rain, Master D got out his little umbrella and was ‘parachuting’ off the dining table. Mmmm I know, what was his mother thinking?! But he was having a great time 🙂 After a couple of jumps I thought I’d better direct the play to something else 🙂

So I got two of his hankies and made him a little parachute man. First I made the head with a bit of filling and tying it off.

 Then I tied up some arms and legs.

Before tying on the parachute.

To launch the parachute man however, Master D assured me that doing so from the top of the table was best! Sadly *ahem* I wasn’t able to get good photo evidence 😉

Warm wishes, Kelly

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12 Comments

  • Reply Carrie December 2, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    How fun!! I remember giving my nephew some parachuting men (that we bought) and he threw them out the second floor window to watch them fly. Or maybe I was on the second floor. We kept passing them back and forth. It was so much fun and he loved it!

  • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts December 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    That does sound like fun! It’s funny how simple little toys can be the best isn’t it! And thanks for reading my ‘7’ things – I actually felt the same when I read yours 🙂

  • Reply maryanne @ mama smiles December 4, 2011 at 6:35 am

    I love that you made the paratrooper as well as the parachute!

  • Reply Shannon December 5, 2011 at 11:05 am

    This is such a cute idea! I used to love those little plastic parachute men you could get in the little 10 cent machines, but this is way better. Kudos for using fun stuff on hand!

  • Reply Sky December 6, 2011 at 11:42 am

    cute cute and so simple! My little dudes would enjoy these from on top of the table too I think 🙂

  • Reply RedTedArt December 7, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Oh my this is adorable and such fun!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

  • Reply Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) December 7, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Aren’t you a FUN Mom! I love how you followed his interests!! LOVE it! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
    Beth =-)

  • Reply Kerry from @Sciencesparks December 8, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Oh this is great…we will be doing a parachute investigation in the new year..will it be ok to link this into it? Thanks for linking to fun sparks.

  • Reply pinkundine December 9, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Sounds like an excellent game 🙂 It’s things like that that kids remember – I have great memories of my parents letting me do similar types of things 🙂

  • Reply Adventure Academy Mom December 9, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    That is a very creative Mom.

  • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts December 10, 2011 at 1:18 am

    It’s funny what we end up doing if I follow his lead – glad you enjoyed reading about it 🙂

  • Reply Amy December 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Clever! Bet you guys had such fun! So glad you shared at One Artsy Mama!

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