On Saturday morning Maggie asked if she could make finger puppets. This was so easy, I couldn't say no (and I do say no pretty often, I have to if I want to keep my sanity, or have a few minutes of nothingness).
We measured her index finger and I cut out a whole-lotta felt squares to be folded in half and sewn along the top and length -- leaving the bottom open. Once stitched we turned the puppets inside out so to hide the seams.
Next up, I dumped a pile of fabric scraps and random adornments including googly eyes, feathers, yarn and pretty flowers. I then handed her the fabric glue and let her have at it. It was a glorious mess and a wonderful (quiet) frenzy of creative activity that lasted at least an hour.
Bjorn watched from the sidelines for a while and finally stepped in to make his own. When he got bored (tired?) of sewing his bodies, I took over so he could get to the fun part -- decorating!
On Sunday they literally spent hours making up stories and creating their cardboard stage and sets. And in the afternoon we had family theater time to view their 1/2 planned, 1/2 improv productions. Lets just say they both had a lot of blood and gore (I might have to have a talk with them about that!).