|Miniature sailing boats (photo taken in poor light on an ipad)|
|Miniature Spitfire aeroplanes (photo taken in poor light on an ipad)|
The boats were made first, the planes I only started with a week to go (eek) and were much more fiddly, with more processes than the boats. They were also more complex to paint and 2 nights before the event my elder daughter, who is very artistic, helpfully painted one of the planes its camouflage colours while I painted the others (she asked to paint one) and did a great job. The propellers on the planes rotate (carved matchsticks fitted with pins). My husband is an aeroplane enthusiast and he was impressed with the planes, so I am really pleased as his praise for creative work is hard won (his motto is "it's got to be right").
We also made some felt glove puppets for Sasha/Gregor (both daughters helped a bit), however I'll write about them in another post. I will also take better photos of the planes and boats as these are really grainy.