February 08, 2008

Cat's Cradle

Mr. D used his B&N gift certificate from Grammy and Grampy to buy these terrific strings and a photographically illustrated "how to" book for Christmas, and he has been DETERMINED to master some figures ever since. And not just the cinchy ones, either. For the first few rounds I had to help him by holding strings in place, but eventually he nailed it:


Then he became equally as excited by the prospect of inventing his OWN figures. I can't remember what this one was, but he could tell you all about it:


The simple games? They've got some staying power.

(My hands still remember
how to trade cat's cradles back and forth,
and I can do Jacob's Ladder, too...
as long as I don't think too much.)

2 comments:

sister AE said...

My fingers remember some of these too. I think I can still make cup-and-saucer and farmer's britches. And maybe cat's whiskers, but I'm not sure about that!

Sharkb said...

Very impressive!