For your delight, I have decided to share one of the crazy things my mother used to get me to do with you today. You can join in too. Please do. I fully expect you to be putting this on Pinterest after you've read it - just set up a new board entitled "sinister looking things to make with the kids" or something.
How to make a Humpty Dumpty Out of Tights:
You will need:
* A pair of tights. For full child of the 70s/80s effect, you need American tan ones, but I could only locate a holey purple pair.
* Lots of old newspaper. Note re photo below: Only in my town is a photo of a child eating a sandwich considered front page-worthy news.
* Scraps of felt.
*A hat. The crappier the better.
Lets just bear in mind what we're aiming for here:
It's not looking good is it?
Rip up your newspaper and screw it up into balls. use these to stuff the legs of your tights. Small children are good at this, but you may need to redistribute it at the end to prevent Humpty from looking like he's suffering from elephantitis.
If you've got enough newspaper, use it to stuff the top of the tights to make a body as well. We ran out so I shoved a cushion in there.
Now get creative and cut out features from felt. Be sure to choose lurid colours and make them look as macabre as possible for that full late 70s effect. Tie a knot at the top of the tights to keep all the newspaper/cushions in and top with a foolish hat. sit the terrifying result on a chair to await the return of daddy from work/some other poor unsuspecting visitor who you want to scare the very crap out of.
Look at my oddball child loving this creepy monstrosity to bits. He's definitely more impressed than I ever was. I clearly remember thinking that my mother had lost it, but I'd better be kind and pretend it was good in case I tipped her over the edge. Maybe Rory's just a better actor than I ever was.
Now....PIN IT, PEOPLE.
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