I would LOVE to take credit for this awesome mask, but I can’t. Kelly did it. And by “did it”, I mean she sat millimeters from my legs, handing me each and every one of these sequins and jewels, instructing me where to glue them. I would have screwed this thing up had it not been for Kelly’s careful explanation that the nose needed continuity, and jewels would be obligatory. I will take credit for talking her out of a “ribbons only” approach (and by “talk out of of”, I mean I put my foot down and said no way was I using ribbons and hot glue to create an Angelfish…good Lord, my skills have limits people).
I did one thing: I created the wicked cool dorsal fin. 1 shiny stick…TA-DA! Man, was she ever relieved. I don’t know if her worries about a realistic dorsal fin were keeping her up at night, but you should have seen the look on her face when my vision came to fruition. 2 seconds and some glue…I’m on some kind of a crafting roll.
This is the most Las Vegas-y Kindergarten project I have ever seen. I haven’t loved a mask this much since I turned Sara into a Rainbow Lorikeet. I swear, if Kelly pulls a Sara on Virtual Zoo day, I will cry. I’ve lost fingers for the Closing Games of Kindergarten’s Vertebrate Unit in 2 different years, and I’m just going to say it…there should be a badge. SOMEBODY is wearing this thing, and if I have to do it, I will do what I have to do. It’s not nerdy if you’re doing it for SCIENCE. Wait no, strike that. Reverse it.
Now if you’ll excuse me, Sara is supposed to be a Zebra with STRIPES, while Kelly has been assigned the role of the Zebra with SPOTS. Really guys, when is the badge ceremony? Maybe a trophy with a hot glue gun on top? Being held by burned fingers covered in sequins? I’m going to start a committee…