So now it’s a school holiday and children are with me all day! It’s nice to go out and let their energy use (otherwise my children would try to jump on the sofa or start fighting). Although, it’s also nice to do something together at home.
With a little help, my 3 & 5 years old daughter had a good fun!
We tried decoupage yesterday. It was surprisingly simple and very satisfying in the end.
What you need:
Objects you want to decorate
Special Glue — I used Decoupage glue, some people say PVA glue is fine but I haven’t tried with it
Decoration paper — We had Decopatch bland paper. It’s very thin and easily fit on any shapes on wet glued surface.
It was really simple. Glue on the object you decorate, place the small paper you want to use. then glue on it again for sealing and vanishing.
My daughters did very well with my help. Their hands were really messy in the end, so let them wash before they touch the furnitures and walls… that’s also important part of this activity!
Christmas tree with little amount of fabrics
This little Christmas tree was made at the children’s arts and craft session in the museum I worked for.
What you need:
2 Star shaped paper
2 square paper for pot
Some fabric strips to tie on lolly stick (ideally 8-10. Depend on length of the stick)
Method is simple. Glue the 2 square paper then bind the bottom of stick from both sides. Tie fabric strips. Put star shape paper on top from both sides of sticks at the same time stick the ribbon inside too.
It doesn’t matter if they look a bit strange shape and not perfect in the end. Most important things are how you engaged and had fun!
Encourage children how beautiful their little creations are :)
I bought this too. I’m looking forward to making bread with this. My friend told me that the Mill Green Loaves are sold in the local bakery. I like the idea of local people supporting this small local mill.
This week, we tried making slime for the first time. The recipe is from children’s craft magazine. I realised there are many lovely websites showing how to make slime, so I don’t compete with them but here is just a report from our creative day.
I know it’s too late to say Happy New Year but this is my first post in 2019. I drew this in my sketchbook with colour pencils, after my children and my husband went to bed. It’s midnight and snowing outside. Probably I should go to bed soon!