29 September 2013

Happy Michaelmas


Today is the feast of St. Michael, i.e. Michaelmas. I wrote about Michaelmas last year and chronicled my attempt to make wooden swords for my kids. They were a big hit. Unfortunately, I found that wooden swords only last so long with vigorous play. It was about 3 months before they were all broken in battle.

This year, in order to help my kids  be proper Christian soldiers, I decided to try something different. Instead of wood, I bought PVC pipe and foam insulation.

Which assemble nicely into swords that won't break as easily as wood, and will hopefully last all year.

Add some colored duck tape for effect and... voila! Proper Michaelmas swords for my saintly dragon-slayers.
 

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