This is the first of 3 handprint crafts we did today. It was a rainy day & the first day of summer vacation. Keeping a 7 year old busy is exhausting but so much fun!
Ballet began about 500 years ago in Italy as a way to entertain the Royal Court. Men were the only one’s allowed to dance ballet until 1681 when women were finally allowed to dance in public. Below is a beauty Ballerina Dress to make your child’s mind fouette & pirouette:
- Pink, light, grey & light color (your choice) card stock
- Pink ribbon
- Red & white paint
Make your own Ballerina Dress…
1. Draw & cut out the top of the Ballerina dress.
2. Mix the pink paint. Coat hand & press onto the bottom of the dress. Add more white & make 2 more handprints.
3. Cut a think strip of grey & glue onto the dress. Attach the pink ribbon to that.
The Tutu made its first appearance in 1832 at the Paris Opera!!!