dar be treasure!

February 5, 2010 at 6:16 pm (craftiness n' colors, random Puffs)

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

– Luke 12:34
Recently, T has gotten more assertive when it comes to what she wants. She’s been making demands regarding everything from what she wants to wear or eat to what games she wants to play, or which color to use where on her latest masterpiece. I love to see her little personality shine through and – as long as she’s nice about it, and it isn’t something dangerous – I encourage her independence as often as I can. This is especially easy (and fun) to do when it comes to arts n’ crafts.
We happened to pass through the woodworking aisle while at our craft store, and Puff’s eyes fell upon a pile of unfinished miniature wooden boxes.

She was thrilled.

If you know my daughter, then you know that she harbors a slight obsession with all things pirate. Actually, in this family, we all kind of do. . . Knowing this, it would make sense to you why she thought that these tiny little chests were the end-all-be-all of amazingly cool and awesome. Puffy was quite insistent that we bring one home with us. She said it would be her ‘super special treat,’ and then prattled on about how she was gonna paint it red, and put treasures in it. . .
So I flipped it over and looked at the price. It only cost a dollar.

I was thrilled.

So, we brought it home with us, and broke out the red paint first thing the next morning. Before long, purple was added to the mix. . .
And it didn’t take too much longer for Puff to demand glitter. GOLDEN glitter. . . lots of it.
The completed project was perfectly adorable. . .

While it was drying, Puff ran all around the house searching for tiny treasures. She found quite a few things to jam in that teensy chest, too. There were pennies, and craft jewels, some metallic craft pom-poms (blue and silver), a beaded necklace or two, a feather, a silver star, sequins. . .

During that very same trip to the craft store, we found a new wooden ‘head-on-a-stick’ mask to add to our collection. We’ve never gotten around to actually painting any of them, though I suppose that will be taken care of on some random rainy afternoon in the future. Heads on sticks only cost a dollar, and Puff loves them. We have several of them living in our costume box – a princess, an angel, and now. . .

A pirate!

A pirate mask and a treasure chest. . .To say that these two go hand-in-hand would be quite an understatement.
T has been having a fabulous time with these unlikely playthings. If I could actually calculate how many hours of fun these two one-dollar items have brought to my lady over the last couple of weeks. . .well, lets just say your jaw might drop!


  1. Kendall said,

    hehehe…I love it!!! A perfect little treasure chest. Maybe you should send her on a treasure hunt one day? I bet she’d love it!

  2. Sarah Benedict said,

    That is adorable! I love that she has that kind of imagination. That is really lacking in a lot of kids today. I can’t remember if you said….does she know about the new little one yet? Does she get it?

  3. wecki77 said,

    And the box inspired us to make one. Tori is not into painting as much, so it was her turn for 30 seconds and then mommy do it, then her turn for 30 seconds, and mommy do it, etc. So the box looks very well painted for a 2 yr old. Hopefully with more practice she will paint more.

    See all the inspiration you gave me in that one day? It’s great!

    • Me said,

      Kendall – I can’t WAIT until we can do treasure/scavenger hunts! Unfortunately, we have so much difficulty at times directing her to something that she’s practically STANDING ON, I think we’ll have to wait a little bit longer for that!

      Sarah – Her imagination is really starting to take off, and I love love LOVE it! I hope she continues to develop it as she gets older.

      As for the baby. . . I *think* she understands the concept fairly well at this point. But its hard to say. She talks about it, and about how she’ll give *him* (still insists its a boy!) her crib. Now that baby is really rockin’ and rollin’ in there, she likes to feel it kicking. I’m not sure if she’ll really fully understand until the baby gets here, tho.

      Wecki – I’m just tickled pink that we could have been an inspiration to you and T2! Now you have to start a baby-blog to show us all the adorable things that she gets up to! Thanks for the idea with the owls, we’re doing those this weekend – T will LOVE them!

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