The Bear Necessities

I'm the director of my school's Intermediate Theater Club.  This year, 34 of our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are under my care (note: ONLY my's pretty crazy during rehearsals), and we are putting on the play "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling.

Not only am I the director of these 34 lovely, young hooligans.  I'm also the costume and set designer.

For the past two weeks, I've been up to my ears in faux fur.

My basement floor looks like a bear has been rolling around on the carpet. 

My sewing machine has clogged itself twice from all of the fluff, and I've broken two needles in the process.  My fingers are sore from bending wires and using a VERY hot glue gun.

I've made red ants, a herd of elephants, a bear, a panther... entire colony of monkeys, a snake, a toucan...

...a tiger, a jackal...

...and some beautiful turbans and saris for the villagers.  All that is left to do is make a pack of wolves, and the costumes are complete.  The kids help me build the set next weekend.

I'm going to need a good back scratching when all of this is over.


Nabila Grace said…
Awww! How awesome! It sounds like so much fun! I can't wait to see the pictures of everything when your finished! :o)
Mommy said…
Your talents never seem to have an end:) Hope you get it all done soon!!!
Jenni said…
Thanks, IS fun, but on top of all this, I'm still teaching my art classes, and, of course, I have my wife and mom duties at's a bit crazy right now. I will certainly post pictures when it's all finished.

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