18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma—I know that the afternoon seemed long, but you must have done something. What did you do?
I want to imagine that you played with your 7-year-old brother Jimmie on this rainy afternoon. Did you ever make crafts with him?
I love some of the very simple—but fun– paper crafts that people made years ago. Often the crafts were very creative and used very basic techniques.
For example, here are easy directions for making a paper fish.
Draw a fish on a piece of paper. The body of the fish should be very long.
Cut the fish out. About one-third of the way back from the head cut a slit in the paper.
Put the tail through the slit. (You may need to gently fold the tail to get it through the hole). Decorate as desired.
If you like this craft, here are some previous posts with other paper crafts: