Western Week Day #4: Cowgirl Vests!

It’s Day #4 at Western Week Dance Camp!  Today we are working on practicing our “show” and making costumes.

Day #4 Agenda

8:50-9:00am – Parent Drop-off / Student Sign-in

9:00-9:30am – Warm-up

9:30-10:00am – Jazz Dance class – practicing our dances in sequence

10:00-10:45am – Craft – Cowgirl Vests & Foot Print Horses

10:45-11:00am – Snack Time

11:00-11:45am – Tap Class – practicing our dances in sequence

11:45-12:00pm – Games / Cool-down – Relay Race!

Day #4 Crafts: Cowgirl Vests & Foot Print Horses

For the Vests, you will need:

– Large paper bags
– Ribbons
– Scissors
– Crayons, paint, markers – whatever you want to decorate with (we used crayons)
– Tin foil & large-eyed needle
Prep Work for today’s craft: Cutting out the arm and neck holes for each vest, laying out all the “decorations”.We followed these instructions from Crayola’s website.  Everyone got to decorate their own vest with as much ribbon and coloring as they chose.  Some girls made “fringe” at the bottom with scissors (you could also tear it if you have little ones).

Picking out just the right colors for her vest!
Having fun coloring on the vests
The hardest part was the tin foil “badges” or “rosettes” – to get them to stay on, a teacher needed to help  poke the ribbon through the vest with a large needle.  The kids were able to thread the needle, but it was too hard to push through without an adult’s help.
Our vests waiting for the show tomorrow…

For the Foot Print Horses craft, you will need:

– Multiple colors of construction paper

– Yarn

– Glue

– Googly eyes (optional)

– Crayons or markers

We enjoyed this one because we also learned our “Bullseye the Horse” tap dance that day (song from Toy Story).

Instructions can be found at Busy Bee Crafts. The basic idea is that you trace your foot print onto a piece of construction paper and that becomes the horse’s head.  You add it to a long triangle piece, two little triangles for ears, add yarn for a mane and you’ve got a horse!

The girls had a blast tracing their feet – it produced lots of giggles!  They were able to cut out their foot tracing easily and paste it on.  We had a pre-assemble horsey so that they could figure out what piece went where.

This horse is galloping right off the paper!  She’s a fast one 🙂

Some of the girls opted to draw a face on their horse.

A happy horsey
Another beautiful horse – this one with some eyelashes!

We left everything to dry overnight and we were very excited because tomorrow is the show!


Get along little doggie – see ya tomorrow!
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