Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Smurf Houses

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The “smurf house project” has started from a drawing by Anna. She titled it “a smurf village” which prompted my husband, a renown smurf expert, pull out his 30 year old smurf comics and explain to her that smurf houses should look like mushrooms. Of course, then daughter wished for a real smurf village to house her smurfs. All her smurfs are 30+ years old and used to belong to her father. Sep5_SmurfHouse1 He spent his childhood designing Lego merry-go-rounds for smurfs and knitting hats and blankets for them. It’s awesome to see Anna creating her own games with his little blue men.

Of course, my husband took a request for a smurf house very seriously and after several prototypes came up with a perfect solution – half of an oatmeal box + a paper soup bowl + paint = a beginning of a future smurf village. And the best part about the village is that one can also use the roofs to play dress-up :)

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20 comments:

Christy said...

Your husband is very cool!!!!! I love the houses.

MaryAnne said...

I love the houses, too - and such a simple way to make them!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Hmmm...I thought Smurfs were for little girls :)

Kylie said...

oh I love the Smurfs!!

Wonder Mom said...

Oh my smurfiness! These house a smurf-tastically smurfy...

Ticia said...

Wonder Mom stole my funny joke.

I was wondering if those were oatmeal boxes. In our house they'd be fairy houses, for whatever reason Jeff has decided he doesn't like Smurfs. Much to my dismay.

Ticia said...

Oh, did you guys see the new Smurf movie? I'm curious if it was good or not.

Debbie said...

What a sweet thing for your husband to do. I bet Anna was thrilled to watch her little story come to life.

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Susan @ learning ALL the time!! said...

Very cute! It's great that your husband can share his smurfy love with Anna :)

Joyful Learner said...

I used to draw them but never thought of making a smurf village. Very cute!

Mom and Kiddo said...

I cannot even imagine my husband making a smurf house, much less a whole village. I think that is awesome.

Kim said...

I LOVE that your husband is a smurf expert. How wonderful for him that Anna is now interested!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love that he came up with ways to reuse items! I bet she loves it.

Amy said...

What a fun idea and how creative your husband is! Smurfs are a hit at our house right now, too.

The girl who painted trees said...

You have a great husband! I loved the smurfs growing up.

Our Homeschool Fun said...

This is awesome! I can't believe all that Lars did for his own smurfs, Natalie! He sounds so creative and fun too.

Anna's smurf house is so cool. I love how it turned out!

Brimful Curiosities said...

I wish I still had my little smurf figures. Did you see the new movie? I haven't heard whether it is good or not. Adorable houses, by the way.

Jen said...

Love the smurf houses! Thanks for stopping by again and for hosting the giveaway :D I always love your comments :D

Jackie H. said...

How fun! It's cool that something that was a part of our childhoods has come around again for our kids to enjoy :)

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