Anyone remember this post, when I had just gotten a full set of authentic Fashion Plates off eBay, and was more than a little excited about it? We played with them a little, then I packed them away until the girls were a bit older. Last week, for Summer Fun Club, I pulled them out again.
I can't remember how old I was when I did these with my sisters. So I was curious how it would go. First I had to remember myself how to do them. Our first round was done with pencil rubbing, and they worked, but were very...gray.
I was trying to think how we got just the outline, so you could color the clothes in using the pattern plates on the flip side. Unwrapped crayons, pressed and swiped. In our case, we used Cray-Pas, my very favorite children's art supply. Vibrant. Perfect.
So many combinations to choose from...
I thought we might hang our creations on the wall, or if I really got ambitious, frame some to hang in the hall. But the girls had other plans. They cut them out and named them...
...and turned them into paper dolls!
Which they played with the rest of that afternoon, and for several days after. And if they ever get lost, or torn, well, we can just make more.