Not a mouse
Shall disturb this hallow’d house:
I am sent with broom, before,
To sweep the dust behind the door.”
–A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck cleaning Theseus’ house)
We are really enjoying the tales of Shakespeare! So far we have read The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and are so wrapped up in their enchanted worlds. In the end of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oberon tells Puck and the other fairies to clean the royal castle. Fauna’s idea of fairy cleaning is little brooms and mops made from sticks and herbs. We have been talking about the herbs and flowers in Shakespeare’s writings and used some of them for the little cleaning tools. The Little Ladies picked rose petals, lamb’s ear, thyme, lemon balm, Sweet Annie, and peppermint; “these herbs will leave a lovely scent with each swoosh!”
They are so simple to make; just tie a little plant bunch around a stick with craft floss. Araina thought a fairy rose would make the perfect mop!
Make one for each room in your castle, make sure to leave a little pail of water for the mops! I will continue to share our love of Shakespeare with you as we go along!
These would make cute little halloween witch brooms as well! A little garland of them would be so cute!
Ok, you caught me, the realist in me is having issues with the whimsy in me…..I can’t stop experimenting with the photo editing! I used the “vibrance” effect to toy with the color today, played with the water marks and can’t resist those rounded corners! Araina wasn’t happy with the pinkness it added to her face though (geez, that child is VAIN)! Have a lovely weekend!