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Re: Need Help


Date: Wed Jun 20 2001 - 10:57:07 PDT

Paper fasteners to create animals, creatures, bugs, with legs and
heads that move. Cut out the body parts, legs, etc. Make sure they
are wide enough. Poke a paper fastener through to attach things to
things, if you follow me...

If he is allowed to have things hanging in his room these can be hung
from fishing line.

Rice Paper stained glass windows. Different ones can be put up every
day. Bright water colors on any kind of rice paper, even the cheap

Finger puppets. Make heads out of Wet Set Clay (simple ones). The
bodies can be the fingers of old gloves. Faces can be painted with
acrylic and the heads can be interchanged with the bodies.

Books. Make a page a day and bind together at the end of each week.
Adults and child can make up an ongoing story with characters...maybe
the finger puppets. Adventures that take them far away and are
dangerous but work out well in the end.

My father was a surgeon and from the time I was in school he would
drop me off at the children's ward in his hospital and I would be the

Face painting is great. Keep a Polaroid camera around to take
pictures of people he can't see but who want to leave a personal
message with a photo.

Read aloud (that's what the kids I entertained liked more than
anything) Favorite stories were The Little Lame Prince, The Secret
Garden, any story where the child had to overcome an obstacle.

XXJane in Brooklyn