O.K. so tomorrow it will be Purim, (in other words, Mardi Gras for Jews). In recent years I’ve enjoyed going out on a limb to find an original costume for Natan Shai and I’ve had so much fun doing it. Actually, the whole family gets involved and it becomes a real project that everyone enjoys every year. Natan Shai understands everything and gets so excited when the final piece is ready and he can go show his teachers and friends in the school Purim party where he is immediately the centre of attention 😉
This year we decided to make him a drummer. It was actually pretty easy to make….just 2 big hula hoops with perforated cardboard to make the big drum, white plastic on the ends and a red sparkly thin foam material stuck all around it and cut out for his name.
The small drums were made out of two popcorn buckets with the red sparkly foam around them and plastic at the ends. Oh and LOTS of hot glue! Then the cymbals are just two cake pans with holes in them and a pole stuck through. We stuck the drumsticks to the other side of the drum to make it look like Natan Shai was holding them. Then added a red sequin jacket and Mr Cool hat which finished up the idea to a tee 🙂
OUR PERSONAL SUPERMAN…..
Last year we made him into Superman….. it wasn’t difficult because he really is our very own superhero 😉 Like the saying goes..”Not Every Superhero Wears A Cape”. We loved the idea of making him ‘fly’ and basically doing the impossible! This costume really does give the effect of him flying and the shoes at the end of his legs are even his own shoes that he wears every day, this made it even more convincing lol!
This costume was a bit more complicated but basically, we painted the image of New York City on white foam board (which isn’t heavy) and joined the sides together to make a box that fit over his wheelchair. Then we used two broomsticks at the back to create his legs in the air and padded them out with a sponge-like material, (obviously really he was sitting). He wore a superman outfit and the cape covered the back of the chair to create a full body flying effect.
And this was the finished creation……
I hope you liked seeing Natan Shai in his costumes, would love to hear what you think in the comments below!
If you’d like to see Natan Shai’s art projects and what he makes without a brain check this out!
With Much Love,
Hannah (Natan Shai’s Mom)