Cowboys & Kachinas: Mom Camp Day 21

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Cowboy and Kachina Day started off with a bang! We got to work on cowboy vests. The crayola site has an easy tutorial to make some really cute vests. Cinco made his fast and furious with no decoration other than some fringe. On the other hand, The Princess took a lot of care with her vest and really bling’d it out. She even added pony beads to the end of her vest’s tassels.

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We had a special guest come by: Grandpa!!! He was a great addition to our day. Grandpa brought over his poker set and established the “Gold Rush Saloon”. He came up with the cleaver idea of assigning the chips to animals instead of money:

    Black = Horses
    White = Sheep
    Red = Cattle

Then Grandpa followed up with an explanation of the range wars. Finally, the poker game got going! The kids lasted for about five rounds. Considering we were dealing with a four year-old and a seven year-old five rounds seemed pretty good.

Next up, Kachinas! Grandpa had a few books with pictures and explanations of kachinas in them.

20130725-164829.jpgCinco copied a few of the pictures and then he branched out and designed some of his own kachinas. The Princess tried her hand at a picture, too.

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Our next craft was another kachina inspired item. 20130725-170805.jpgFor some reason, this summer, every other craft involves a toilet paper roll. Last summer, I made a lot of stovepipe hats. Go figure…So we gathered our supplies:

  • Toliet paper rolls
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Pom-Poms
  • Faux fur
  • Ribbons in various colors
  • Buttons
  • Feathers
  • Then we let the decorating take over! Even Grandpa made one. Our two favorites were Cinco’s Bear kachina and my Eagle.

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    The day ended with a cowboy movie. Cinco, The Princess and I wanted a John Wayne film. But The Captain over ruled us and went for The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

    Then it was time for bed!

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