I'm not creative, just stingy...


My beautiful middle son is turning 5 this week, and loves (no, adores) all things Thomas the Tank Engine. In looking for the right present for him, I saw a wonderful looking engine shed in the shops.
However, on closer inspection, it turned out that two pieces of plywood and a bit of paint and plastic was retailing at over $70.

My Scottish heritage kicked in and I decided to make one. It's constructed out of cardboard and foam with paper mache over the top.

The piece de resistance that I am especially proud of is the way the doors open. They are secured with a long, thin knitting needle, stuck all the way through the doors and walls.

He's pretty happy with it. And I'm pretty excited about paper mache... what else can I cover with gooey paper... ?