In many regions of Bavaria, Germany, it is customary for towns and villages to raise a “maypole” every five years on the First of May. Germany and many other European countries celebrate labor day on May 1st; as a holiday, it is a perfect day for a family outing to the next village in which a maypole is raised that particular year.
This May 1st, however, it had been raining nonstop from morning ’til evening, and the family categorically declined to take but a single step outside. So, some other form of entertainment was required.
Child #2 came up with the answer: he remembered some Star Wars figures we had cut out and assembled some time ago and wanted to use the opportunity to craft some more. And this we did.