We were looking for activities to do, and since Shree Valli's reception is coming up, I suggested to the girls that we make a present. I had spoken about this previously to Anjali and she suggested buying jewellery making stuff - beads and the like and making a very grand necklace and grand earrings for Shree Valli.
"Will she wear them?", I asked, as we were returning from the doctor.
"When she is married and she goes for another wedding, then she will have two grand things to chose from", said Anjali confidently. "Her own wedding jewellery and the ones we make for her"
Now, I have no idea where to go for grand looking beads - with the exception of art friend, and going all the way to Buona Vista was not an option.
But then Anjali was starting to get a kick out of browsing wikipedia, and I knew that had to stop at all costs, so I decided instead to remind her of the ShreeValli wedding reception project. We got out a crafts kids can make book from the libraryand spent a happy fifteen minutes browsing through cute projects to do, but which would be really not suitable as wedding gifts- like tissue paper fans, paper mache flower bowl (which looked kind of cute), and angel hat. And then we saw a pomander project that looked doable and cute and might be, if done properly, part of a wedding package. More on the pomander in another post, but then the girls saw a craft of a nativity scene in polymer clay.
Anjali suddenly said "Mom!, I could make this for sister Joanna and give it to her for moral education".
And then Sophia piped up "la la la Away in the Manger... la la la"
So here was the division of labor. Anjali made both the sheep, I made Joseph and Anjali made Mary. The rest of the cast of characters were shared, with me sculpting the body and Anjali sculpting the various facial features.