Mess Free Painting

This is a great fun, mess free painting activity. Both E and J love to paint, however J has a short attention span. He also likes to paint himself, the wall, even other people. Whilst this is fun, sometimes its nice to have a mess free painting activity. The other day we did sandwich bag painting. I know this sounds a little odd. But stay with me on this and I can guarantee it will entertain your little ones. To start with get a sandwich or zip lock bag. Then cut a piece of paper to the size of it and make sure it fits in just nicely. Then choose a few different colour paints. I recommend the Scola ready coloured paint. They are great colours and last for ages. Splodge a few dollops onto the paper, don’t skimp on the paint, the more the better. Next comes the fun bit. Putting… View Post

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Painting with an eleven month old

When I mention painting with an eleven month old the reactions vary from you must be crazy or an eleven month old cannot do painting. Ok, I will admit it does seem like a totally crazy thing to consider doing and it could all go very wrong! Well its a good job everyone in Mum, that’s me household are slightly crazy, in a good way of course. J and I were having an afternoon playing and doing the same old stuff we seem to do when I decided I was going to try painting with him, it was one of those spur of the moment decisions, thinking how wrong it could go but also how much fun it could be. I found some paper, paint brushes and chose some yellow paint and called J into the kitchen, he instantly tried pulling everything of the table – at this point I am… View Post

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Summer Crafts with Bakers Ross

  Summer – oh how I love this time of year, the flip flops and shorts are out of the wardrobe and have actually been worn quite a lot. But as we all know British Summertime has it fair share of wet days, typically at the weekend or when the children are off from School. We received another great parcel from Baker Ross recently that’s full of great Bakers Ross crafts, all of these crafts are perfect for those wet days over the summer. As usual E couldn’t wait to get started. The first craft E chose to do is the Elephant Mosaic Magnet kits. When we opened the packet there was a foam shaped elephant with squares on to show where to put the foam squares, a couple of sheets of different colour foam squares, two googly eyes and a magnet to stick to the back. I do love crafts like… View Post

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Fathers Day Crafts with Baker Ross

Fathers day is on June the 19th this year which isn’t that far away.. I used to always be super organised until J came along, I think I must have left my brain in the hospital before I came home, so when it comes to special dates whether it be birthdays, wedding anniversaries and fathers day I am likely to forget until the last minuet. Recently a lovely parcel from Baker Ross turned up with a selection of crafts including Fathers Day crafts so I realised that it was coming up soon. Thank you for the reminder Baker Ross! The father’s day crafts we have been sent are Fathers Day Tie Bookmarks and Fathers Day Wooden Keyrings. E decided she wanted to make a keyring for her daddy first, she chose to make the one with the car on as it is red just like daddy’s new car! Inside the pack there was… View Post

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Mothers Day Crafts with Baker Ross

Mothers Day is on the 6th March this year, so with the date looming towards us quickly it is the perfect time to make some lovely mothers day crafts. As a mummy the things I have loved the most has been what E has made me for mother’s day, now that she is getting older she enjoys making cards and other crafty things for other people. Its even cuter when she writes in them. Baker Ross have an amazing selection of mothers day crafts, there really is something that will appeal to everyone. Bakers Ross have kindly sent us some mothers day craft sets to make. The first craft is mum concertina colour in cards This is a nice simple craft that little children will love doing. E enjoyed colouring in hers, I have mentioned before E has a short attention span when it comes to colouring in large pictures… View Post

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