Monday, October 1, 2012

Ana Sings and Dances

My daughter loves to sing.  She loves to dance too, so it only seemed natural that she should have a stage. 
 This stage is simple and eco-friendly.  No sewing is required.  Simply find some pieces of fabric (sheets work too), and hang them up using thumbtacks and safety pins.  To make a banner, a piece of ribbon tied to the thumbtacks makes a perfect place to drape pieces of fabric of any shape.  I used a fabric marker on mine to decorate.  If Ana could write, I would have let her write her own message. 

Next, shop your house for accessories.  I saved the packaging from dress up shoes for a nice little shelf.  The mirror was a medicine cabinet that we didn't realize wouldn't work in our old bathroom until we had thrown away the box, and an old makeup kit makes a great place for accessories.  A big box right outside of the closet holds all of the costumes.  I spent $0 and about 1 hour to make this entire project. What happens when you don't want your child's closet to be a stage anymore?  Take out the thumbtacks.  Simple.






I asked Ana the other day what her favorite toy is, and she said, "That new stage you made me!"  Mommy loved to hear that!









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13 comments:

  1. What a fun way to make a stage! Thanks for sharing with Learning Laboratory :)

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    1. Thank you! I was excited to find your site! I've never visited before. Thanks for doing Learning Laboratory!

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  2. What an adorable stage for such an adorable little actress to be! It's amazing what a little imagination and some sheets can create! Thanks for sharing at tip toe thru tuesday!
    xoxo
    Kim

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    1. Thanks! I love encouraging creativity!

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  3. Love this stage! What a great way to foster the love of performing and imagination :-) My son loves putting on shows too :-) And thanks for sharing at Happy Family Times x

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  4. That is absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land!

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    1. I appreciate the chance to share my ideas with your readers!

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  5. I am sharing this and trying it out as soon as I can

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  6. This is such a cute idea! What little girl wouldn't love this?!?!


    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you linked up again on Friday,
    Beth =-)

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    1. I hope to link up again soon! Thank you for hosting!

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  7. This is fun, I'm sure my granddaughter would love this.

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