Monday, August 29, 2011

Play Sword


While some take time to grow into their manly-ness, Some boys are
ALL boy right from the start. "Baby Wyatt," (as coined by precious big
sister) is all boy! He makes fantastic monster noises and thinks burps
and other gaseous noises are HI-larious. His favorite game? Pulling out
my wire whisks and dueling with his sister. So when this boy's birthday
rolled around I knew just what to make for him. Swords! Yes, I suppose
I do encourage this behavior.....What?!

To make your own you'll need:

* 2 stocky sword cutouts from coordinating fabrics
* 2 ridiculously stiff fusible interfacing sword cutouts
On each fabric cutout iron the interfacing....trim them as necessary.
Place them together (interfacing sides kissing, as it were)


Then add a button or two and throw the weaponry to your 2 year old.


Now put down that wire whisk mister and go fight your sister!






19 comments:

  1. These turned out really cute! I love the chevron stripes!

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  2. fantastic!!! I have an inhome childcare and the boys are quite into all of the all boy stuff too. I will certainly make this for my boys Thanks so very much

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  3. I love this project! I can't wait to make this for my son when he gets older! Very creative!

    I would love to have you share this at my link party, Show & Share--

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-3.html

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  4. My littlest loves o use the wire whisk (and sticks, and legos, and so on) for swords too! I am so making these!

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  5. Oh my goodness, your timing was perfect for this. I have 4 year old twin boys who think anything remotely stick-like is a sword. They also use small boogie boards as their "shield"--I may do a tutorial soon on how to dress up their shields, but how perfect would these swords be to go with?

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  6. Cute! Great idea and much softer than a stick. Boys seem to love weapons no matter how much we mom's try to prevent it! lol

    I would love it if you linked up to my Hi-5 Friday link party. Hope to see you there!

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  7. I absolutely LOVE this! My boys would LOVE this too! So much better than the styrofoam swords that last a week.

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  8. Visiting from House of Hepworths. Thanks for sharing this fabulous sword idea! I'm just about to crochet my son a Medieval Prince/Knight outfit and was wondering about how to make a safe sword. Perfect timing!

    More Than A Mom

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  9. Very cute idea! My little boy would love this! I featured this on my Friday 5, have a fun weekend!

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  10. Those are so stinkin' cute! I'm pinning them now!

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  11. Yay! I am so glad you linked up @ Show & Share!

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  12. Great great great idea. Do you have a pattern I can print out?

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  13. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today! Grab a button if you'd like!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/09/show-share-3-features.html

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  14. Thanks for the great tutorial. These will work perfect for my son's halloween costume!

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  15. This is genius- Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter!

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