How many readers out here are parents? What toys do you want to buy for your children this Christmas? Well, I have some pointers for all of you.
First off, I’m seriously upset and a bit concerned about Mattell’s latest scheme to make Barbie talk. You know, it hits me personally because when I was a child, Barbie never said a word, never held conversation with a girl, none of this. In fact, Barney’s famed proverb of “Use your imagination” held true for all children while they were playing with all things from Barbie to trucks, from Lego blocks, erector sets, everything. Now, dolls can talk, and the Internet of things seems to have taken over the way children play.
I personally would not be able to afford a talking Barbie. But if you want to make your little girl happy, here are some ideas I think would be great ones.
First, if you feel that making your gift would be better, then make your daughter a rag doll. First, take some cloth and cut out the pattern you desire. Next, you will need to sew it around some polyester materials, then once the naked doll is created, all you then may have to do is find or create a dress or outfit for the doll. Hair was usually made of yarn in the back times. You could do one of two things with the doll’s face: you could paint it on, the traditional way to make the face or you could try tactile eyes, and use fabric puff paint to raise the mouth and nose. I would prefer option 2 of course. That is something I’d do if I wanted a simple but beautiful work of art.
For those who are locomotive freaks, I would probably recommend you handy dandies out there grab some wood, nails, other stuff, and you could make a simple train engine with it. Of course, Legos are a staple for all people, children and adults alike. As the purple panty hosed Barney once said, “Use your imagination.” We hope you have a safe and happy and merry Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza. Whatever your holiday, make it a beautiful, simple one.