Wednesday, November 19, 2008

How to make a Kimono.....

Ok. I have to say I love this book. There is so many great fun activities in here. Like this one on making a kimono. The boys had so much fun making them and love wearing them that I thought I would share the directions with you.
First step-- Take a large white v-neck t-shirt and cut it up the front. If there is a problem with it rolling, just iron on some fusible interfacing. If you are wondering what size we used on our shirt it was mens large.
Then let the kids loose to decorate the back. The boys just used fabric markers to decorate them.
Once you have finished drawing a design then the kids get to wear them. To tie the Komono up use some fabric strips to tie it up. The tie is called an obi. How to tie the obi. Wrap the Kimono closed with the left side over the right. Boys tie a narrow sash in the front. Girls tie a wide sash into a flat bow in the back.
The final product......
Here is Sam's Wonderful Komono. He worked really hard at his design. Sam drew a picture of Mt. Fuji with a cherry blossom tree. He drew a rain cloud dragon on the top to.
Gabe loved his so much. He had tons of fun drawing. He channeled Jackson Pollock. LOL.

1 comment:

Dee Dee said...

Thanks for posting this. It's must the answer I was looking for for my lessons for next week.

Dee Dee -