So much of what people send me is simply dreadful.
Here is a nice piece to lift the spirit!
[9-year old X’s] 7-year old sister needed a monstrance for her St. Clare costume (for the parish festival alternative to Halloween on Sat. eve) so he made this for her. The bottom of an A&W can forms the center–cut out and with the sides cut into strips and twisted into ornate rolls. The stand is a paper towel tube + plastic drink container base and the sunburst is well, obvious. It’s all held together, of course, with kids’ favorite adhesive: tape. I don’t know if we’ll get to the painting of it because we’re trying to move next week but I almost prefer the pre-paint version for its inventive charm. I was slack-jawed, quite frankly. Kids may not know how to define "ineffable" but they sure know how It should be treated!