the Pie Delivery Express.
There’s the birthday boy!
There’s the birthday boy’s dad!
I painted a dragon on this kid’s cheek. It had the scaling effect from a fruitbag stencil I learned from Clash of Kalamazoo. It blew fire across his upper lip to the other cheek. I also used the stencil on another boy’s dinosaur. I used the rainbow pot for a variety of applications, including a full face butterfly on Grandma.
My make-up was: a little auguste rouge, a little faux beard, a slight reddening of the nose, and some glitter.
My costume was: Engineer’s hat from our Amtrak wedding trip; red kerchief was from a train costume of Orion’s (It fastened with velcro); striped shirt, and overalls from Value Village I bought this week.
I wound up reading an Eric Carle book “1,2,3 to the Zoo” that had no words but let me introduce guided laughter (Laugh like a snake! Laugh like a monkey!). I also read “Circus Train” because it featured a clown engineer.
They had tall enough foyer that I could show off balancing Snowball, the pie-rat on the short and long pole.
I accidentally left my giant yellow pencil there, and the older brother has been sleeping with it.