Rapunzel

For the past couple of years Sarah has hinted around at her desire to be a Princess for Halloween.  We usually try to side track that desire and say something like… “Oh… everyone dresses as a princess… why don’t you think of something a little more interesting”.  She’ll agree and then comes up with something else far more creative.  Well recently I have been working on a series of stories about Princesses and trying them out on her at bedtime so the theme was hard to avoid this year.  So… Rapunzel it was. (Even-though Rapunzel isn’t a princess until the end of the story.) However, we don’t do anything half way when it comes to something like this so we used it as a teachable moment and went to the library to research the period styles, the origins of and variations on the story.  We hunted for the best fabrics and designed and built this period costume.  It was a lot of fun and she ultimately got to satisfy her girlie side. 

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~ by SarahT on November 5, 2007.

One Response to “Rapunzel”

  1. I also love the researching part of art projects. This is a great Repunzel costume. Researching together is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children, teaching them HOW to learn. I love your color choices also. The maroon and gold remind me of your shadow puppet theatre curtains which are also wonderful and which have a great ‘repurposing’ story. This makes me want to try a fairytale shaddow puppet play now. Very inspiring. Betty

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