Nothing like getting a crafty fix when a donkey costume is in order for the class Christmas performance.
A felt mask and a plaited fabric tail attached to a waistband was my challenge of weekend last. The tail was easy, some grey corduroy was waiting for me in the scraps bin at the fabric store so I chopped it into strips, plaited it and sewed it to a waistband of the same fabric with a velcro fastener - quick and kid friendly. But a donkey mask? Quelle horreur! There was researching, sketching and pattern making, a whole lot of estimation and flying by the seat of one's pants, a raid of my felt box, and I ended up with this:
The idea was to wear the mask over the face...but it mostly got pushed up onto the forehead.
Makes a great silouhette, don't you think?
The performance was a success, he remembered his lines, the adults hardly understood what was going on but everyone finished up happy. A great end to the school year.