We've recently seen the movie Brave in theatres.
Butterfly loves any super hero that are girls! When Butterfly likes something, she usually starts to act it out in her imaginary play. So we watched her pretending to shoot a bow and arrow like Merida on the movie. We decided to make her own by stopping at a woody area and bringing lots of sticks home.
We gathered our materials and Butterfly's Daddy started whittling on the front porch. We felt so country-ish! hehe.
We made the wood smooth and attached some twine to a bent c-shaped thick branch to make a bow, and we made a bit of a point on the arrows, enough to stay safe with.
And now Butterfly can be "Brave"!
She had me get out her horse, in which she started calling "Angus" like in the movie.
I made a quiver to hold her arrows with a canvas bag.
She slung her bow around her shoulder like Merida, and off she went on her adventure, shooting arrows at targets and pretending to ride through the forest.
I love my girl's imagination, it's so rich!!