Monday, March 01, 2010

Han Solo in Action

Mama finished sewing the holster, and Han Solo is very pleased.

Yes, he is using a plastic axe as a blaster. I don't have it in me to buy him a toy gun yet. I figure it's inevitable, but no need for me to help it along while he's still content using the foam capital "L" from his brother's alphabet floor mats, the lower case wooden "r" from his name puzzle, the toy drill from his tool bench, or the plastic carrot from the vegetable set.

Essentially, I made a pocket with loops that hang from his belt, and added a snap strap to fasten it around his thigh. The little dude has quite the swagger.


Anonymous said...

That's a GREAT costume!

I've read mixed opinions on toy guns. The one I'm sticking with for now is that kids will use various objects as 'guns', and that's fine, but there's no need to buy an actual toy gun. We'll see how my opinion changes when I have a 5-year-old son instead of a 5-year-old daughter.

mayberry said...

The carrot is particularly inspired.

Waltzing with Widgets said...

Good on you for holding out on the weapons. My mom refused to buy my brother a toy gun when he was about 12, and he actually made himself a crude replica M16 out of plywood... the instinct is strong.