Mason has been playing with a little metal fighter jet lately ... only he calls it a "jent". We have told him over and over that it is called a "jet", not a "jent" ... but he clearly doesn't care. Somewhere along the way, he decided we were going to build a big "jent" ... and so we did.
I got out a cardboard box, drew a jet and used a box cutter to cut it out. Mason decided that his "jent" needed to be red (his favorite color), so we glued red paper to it. Mini Gatorade bottles served as our engines; pistachios as our guns; Gatorade caps as our wheels; and jingle bells on the wings so people would know we were coming, of course. Mason wanted to decorate his "jent" with Mickey Mouse stickers, thus our jet's name ... "Air Force Mickey".
Mason has not stopped playing with his "jent" since we made it. Shoot, if I would have known that a homemade toy would go so far, we would have started doing this a long time ago!