4-year-old Mayhem Recreates Famous Dresses with Mom out of Paper.
Four-year-old “Mayhem,” with the help of her mom Angie Keiser, has been recreating beautiful red carpet gowns with paper, tape, and imagination for the past few months.
The hobby began as a way to play dress up, but soon turned into a fascination that now captivates 116,000 followers (and growing!) on Angie’s Instagram account, @2sisters_angie.
Surprisingly enough, mommy says she has no background in dress design or fashion – she claims that tape and paper is about as much as she wants to take on. And although mayhem tends to wear the dresses for only 5-10 minutes, that’s not the point, says Angie – “the dress making is more about spending time with my favorite pint sized person everyday and watching her learn and grow.”
“She could lay out construction paper right now and tape it all together into a dress. She knows how many pieces she needs for a top and bottom.”
Although Mayhem is not Keiser’s daughter’s real name, what started out as a family nick-name has stuck as her 4-year-old’s online pseudonym. In an interview with Mommy Shorts, Keiser expressed how she continues to be impressed by Mayhem’s abilities.
“The ideas are pretty much a 50/50 split, but Mayhem constructs a lot more than most people would probably believe,” Keiser said.
“That’s one of the best things about this project, I see her learning new skills every single day.”
4-year-old Mayhem Recreates Famous Dresses with Mom out of Paper:
“The short version of the long story is that when my sister and I started our (other) blog we decided to use nicknames for our kids (as a small privacy measure). Her daughter already had a fantastic nickname but mine was only 9 months old and didn’t have one yet. One day I looked over and saw my girl had found a pink headband and pulled it on “sweatband style”. She was laughing hysterically and throwing her toys around the room. A few minutes later the following commercial came on my tv:
And WOW, I could not have predicted how perfect of a fit the name would be!”