Quentin received as a Christmas present a whole set of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. He loves them, but he longed for a treehouse for them. I had seen lots of popsicle sticks houses for girls,(at One Crafty Mumma, Almost Unschoolers, A Little Hut to name a few) but as I have said before, I do not possess crafting talent. I was afraid to attempt it. We searched for doll houses to use, but they all either looked to girlish or were too expensive. I finally caved in to his wishes and armed with a ton of popsicle sticks, I began my adventure to make a treehouse for Robin Hood.
I had to scale it to Robin Hood, so it had to be quite a bit larger than the ones I have been seeing. Instead of one row of sticks, it had to be two rows high. Did I mention that I am not a crafty momma?
No, it will not win awards in the beauty department, but my lack of skill did kind of make it look more rustic, like a boy's Robin Hood treehouse should. At least that is what we are telling ourselves.
I also left an opening in the back as sort of a window as it was rather dark inside without it. Quentin said that it was a good place for Robin to shoot his arrows.
It was now time for the Merry Men to occupy their house.
My plan is to find a sturdy branch with several limbs, mount it on a platform and glue the treehouse in the limbs. But that is for another day.