Friday, April 18, 2014
Birthday Party at the Dollhouse Museum
The museum provides new 9” by 14” cardboard boxes, the perfect size for a miniature room. We spread out an all-you-care-to-use Materials Buffet with pieces of wood, foam, cotton, cardboard, upholstery fabric, wallpaper, wooden sticks and dowels, buttons, sequins, beads, miniature plastic cups and caps, ribbon, string, chain, artificial greenery, vines and flowers, and many other materials too numerous to name. The level of absorption in this activity is hard to describe. A silence falls on the room while busy hands glue materials into place; decisions are made, rooms are decorated and filled to overflowing. Two hours goes by in the snap of a finger!