Isn’t funny how old things are new again. My daughter wanted to be Strawberry Shortcake for Halloween last year. We searched the internet for costume ideas (we don’t buy costumes, we make them…another long lost tradition). I showed her an example of the “new” Strawberry Shortcake with the jeans and big pink straw hat and the “old” Strawberry Shortcake with the green striped leggings and the puffy hat. I asked her which she wanted to be…her reply as she pointed to the “new” gal…”Mom, I want to be the REAL Strawberry Shortcake!” I guess in the mind of a 4 year old real and original are two different things.
Anyway, “old” toys aren’t the only things making a comeback! Do you remember Shrinky Dinks? They are still around and better than ever. There are kits for boys and girls. Remember pressing your face against the oven door, watching them curl up and shrink? It was magic! Now you can share that same experience with your child.
How many potholders did you make with those looms and long hooks? The crazy colors that didn’t match anything, but Mom was still proud of them. This will keep your weaver busy for hours. They are now making the loops specially for the looms. I had no idea, but the loops that we used were from sock companies…that’s why they didn’t always fit!