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The Littlest Optimus Prime

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Friday, August 24, 2012

The Littlest Optimus Prime

In the last six months or so, Jack has become obsessed (OBSESSED) with Transformers, particularly Optimus Prime.

Our daily banter consists of Optimus Prime talk, and I couldn't tell you how many times in one day Jack relates real life to Transformers.  Everything is Transformer this, Transformer that.  Non-stop.

So the other day, as I was perusing Etsy for things I did not need to buy, I started searching for Transformer items.  A knit Optimus Prime hat gave me an idea, and I was soon searching for Transformers masks (because Jack wants a mask and a "hard suit" so he can look like Prime...his hero).  Well, I found some, and they were super cute...but cost a few dollars (but see below...I've got some links for you if you're interested!).  I filed those away in my back pocket as a party idea for his fourth birthday and took my search to the Internet.

And look at what I found!

Watch out!  It's Optimus Prime!
A piece of paper, some scissors and a piece of elastic I had laying around the house were all it took to pull this together...and the result was pretty much the world's happiest kid for at least the next four hours or so!

Even Optimus needs to eat.  Lunch break!
Without a doubt, this was the most exciting thing to ever come out of our printer (in the eyes of a three-year-old, at least).

A few battle scars later, Optimus is all tuckered out.
Seriously...this thing was worth every last drop of expensive blue ink.  Jack loved it.

If you want to print your own, you can find it here.  I chose it because it looked to be the easiest to cut out (I pretty much failed "cutting skills" in kindergarten, and for good reason).

If you want a more detailed one, you can choose from either Optimus or Bumble Bee here.

And you can get these super cute ones on Etsy for just $6 (these look nice and easy to cut out!).

I'm kind of hoping Claire is as obsessed with horses as Jack is with Transformers.

What is your little one obsessed with?


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6 Comments:

At August 26, 2012 at 1:52 PM , Blogger Jamie said...

So cute!

My 3 year old is obsessed with trains and tractors. My 21 month old is crazy about Thomas and Toy Story!

 
At August 26, 2012 at 5:28 PM , Blogger Carrie said...

Oh yes, we love trains too! Although Jack told me recently that he doesn't like "trains with mouths" anymore...so no more Thomas.

 
At August 27, 2012 at 2:35 PM , Blogger Julia P F said...

Four hours?! WOW that's amazing!

 
At August 28, 2012 at 1:08 AM , Blogger Alison said...

That's so cute! And great idea too.

Stopping by from SITS.

 
At August 28, 2012 at 10:27 AM , Blogger Carrie said...

I know, right?! Practically an eternity for a three-year-old!

 
At August 28, 2012 at 10:28 AM , Blogger Carrie said...

Thank you! :)

PS - I just joined SITS and I am loving it. Thanks for stopping by!

 

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