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Why We Love Smurfs
My husband was fascinated with Smurfs since he was a young child. Some boys play with toy soldiers, my husband had his Schleich Smurfs. He spent his childhood crocheting blankets for them, building Lego merry-go-rounds for them, or sending them on various adventures. His parents kept his Smurf collection, and eventually he brought them over. Now our daughter is playing with them. At first, she was rather indifferent to them, but we got some original Smurf graphic novels by Peyo, and she got more enthusiastic about these funny blue creatures. In fact, she started to draw her own Smurfs and Smurf villages, but my husband insisted that Smurf homes should look more “mushroom-like”. This is how the idea of a DIY Smurf house was born.
- An empty oatmeal cylindrical box
- A paper soup bowl
- A cork
- Tempera paint
- An exacto knife (wielded by an adult)
Make Your Smurf House
My husband cut a cereal box in half and made windows and doors with an exacto knife. Smarty was delighted to be able to choose colors for her Smurf houses and their roofs and then went to town painting them. We helped somewhat since she ran out of steam after about 20 minutes. We let the paint dry, and then my husband hot glued a cork “chimney” to the roof.
While Smarty enjoyed having these houses for Smurfs, she enjoyed wearing “roof hats” even more. She thought that they look “very fashionable”. Unfortunately, I did not think to make pictures of her actually playing with the houses, and at the moment of refreshing this post they are gone, replaced by forever changing Magna Tiles palaces.
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