At the tender age of six…almost seven...my grandson decided that he would like to design a “line of toys” (his words!), superheroes and villains that would appeal to children his age! A future entrepreneur? Maybe! So…crayons and paper in hand, he set about drawing them. My job? To transfer them from paper to cloth…to create his prototypes, so to speak!
Here is his original design! It is a little wrinkled because we took it to the fabric store to choose our materials. My grandson made all of the decisions himself…fabrics, colors, buttons, yarn. He had total creative control of his project! Let me introduce you to his creations and show you their metamorphosis from drawings to actual toys!
This is his superhero T.E. We don’t know what T.E. stands for. It seems that it helps to have initials as your name if you are a superhero! As you must know, all superheroes have super powers and T.E.’s is a powerful punching arm, as you can see in the drawing. One design change that was made was the addition of the periods after the initials.
Here is T.E.’s arch enemy…XTE, who underwent quite a few design changes. When a satisfactory multicolor fabric for his cape couldn’t be found, my grandson changed it to red. And since XTE is a robot, he also decided to change him to gray so that he wouldn’t be sporting the same colors as our hero T.E.
Even at six, my grandson understood that it is a smart idea to also appeal to the feminine toy buyers, so he designed P.O. as his superheroine! Now, I know what you are thinking, but P.O.’s name is just initials. That’s just the deal with superheroes. She is very good at roping the villains!
And every line of toys needs to include a monster, so this is T-Rex…a fire-breathing sort of dragon-dinosaur mix! As you can see, he sometimes falls prey to the roping skills of our heroine, P.O. I think he is my favorite.
So here they are…my grandson’s line of toys. He is now nine years old, but he is still very proud of his creations and is awaiting a financial opportunity to begin manufacturing! So if one day you should happen to see T.E and P.O. in stores, remember…you saw them here first!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please join Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday to see one of her beautiful mosaics and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Then join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday, where you will be treated to changes that she is making around her beautiful home! Be sure to visit our fellow bloggers, who will also be displaying some fun and interesting changes! I’ll see you next time! A la prochaine!