Last night I dreamt I was making rabbi dolls out of clothespins--the round head style of wooden clothespin, not the pinchy kind. Clothespin dolls are a classic kid craft project, and my students make hundreds of them every summer. I've made so many kinds of clothespin people that they sometimes appear in my dreams alongside humans.
Clothespin people always have pipe cleaner/chenille stem arms, and faces drawn on with Sharpie markers. The twisting of the pipe cleaner is a big motor skill hurdle for kids. So are cutting and wrapping the fabrics or trims for clothespin attire.
I've made clothespin people:
Robin Hood & his Merry Men
Hundreds of Princesses
Amazon Rain Forest Tribe Members
Ancient Egyptians (walk this way)
Pioneers headed west
Guards (Changing) at Buckingham Palace
The Rabbis were new territory. Will priests and nuns be next? Climb every mountain...
Maybe I am meant to create a large conceptual piece. The history of the world in shoebox dioramas... Great works of literature... Broadway musicals ...Operas ...Ballets... Bull fights.. . Scientific discoveries...Oscar Awards Ceremonies ... Vaudeville ... Burlesque... Battles ...Beatles... Geishas ...Samurais... Elvis... Circus performers... Chefs ...The Village People ...NBA stars... Joan of Arc.. . Lady Godiva...