What A Character
Those of you who read my stick star post might already know that Aidan is a big Ben 10 fan. Once upon a time he wished upon a star for a Ben 10 watch, a.k.a. Omnitrix, and in a moment of weakness not long after I bought him one. Sometimes a purchase is necessary to escape the toy aisles of Target.
I'm not typically one to buy character emblazoned merchandise, but friends and family keep my son well supplied with character paraphernalia. Aidan used to be all about Spiderman, with a wardrobe to prove it, but Spiderman is out and Ben 10 is in. So I decided to merge his passion with mine and make a few Ben 10 gifts for him, mommy style.
First, the Ben 10 t-shirt. I found some ringer tee's online - white t-shirts with black around the neck and sleeves, then used Wonder Under to attach a black stripe down the front, zigzagging the edges to hold it in place. I made two; one to give and one to keep for the rainy day when the first one gets ruined. Clothes don't last long for six year old boys.
Second, a Ben 10 finger puppet. I modified the Barack Obama finger puppet pattern to make Ben 10. Brown hair, green eyes, and even a little Omnitrix.
Although Aidan might have preferred some over packaged and over priced Ben 10 toys from Target, I think he likes his homemade Ben 10 gifts. I certainly had fun making them.
Posted by Molly at 1:53 PM