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A Teenager Spool Party - Articles Surfing
"Ooo Grandmother! Where did you ever get so many empty spools?" Bobby was kneeling in front of a drawer in Grandmother's sideboard. "I've been saving them, Bobby, all winter long. I thought maybe you'd like to have a spool party this vacation."
"A spool party?" Bobby's eyes opened wide in wonder. "I've never even heard of one."
Bobby was eager as he dug through the full drawer of spools his grandmother had accumulated. After several tries, Bobby and his grandmother printed in small letters around the middle of the short fat spools, Come to my spool party Friday at three P.M.
It was lots of fun passing out these spool invitations to the neighboring children with whom Bobby played during his summer vacation at Grandmother's. During the days before the party Bobby cut many strips of cardboard one-half inch wide and three and four inches long. These were to be used during the party for building material. Then Bobby picked four small spools of equal size; painted one red, one green, one yellow, and the other blue. These were the family autos.
Friday afternoon the boys and girls arrived anxious to discover what a spool party would be like. As soon as all the guests arrived Bobby showed them a spool dog that Grandmother had shown him how to make. The head was cut out of cardboard tapering into a long neck which fitted into one end of the spool. The face was drawn with black crayon. At the other end of the spool emerged a long curved tail that looked as if it would wag any minute.
Four cardboard legs were glued to the sides of the spool. He made a surprisingly good-looking dog. When Bobby told the children that they could make any kind of animal they wanted to, there was much excitement. In every corner of the room dogs, cats, lambs and cows were being created. When the animals were all finished, the youngsters built a spool pen by placing spools of equal size about three and one-half inches apart. The four-inch strips of cardboard were then put across the spools and held in place by small button-twist spools.
Spools party is very entertaining and exciting for young boys and girls. It gives them a great delightment and joy.
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