As an adult I still find all the beautiful colours and the spectacular explosions of fireworks amazing.
I really wanted the children to be able to recreate the splender through some artwork with the children.
I popped over to the wonderful Mum In The Madhouse and found some really cool ideas that I got some inspiration for to make with my own littlies.
I took two toliet roll tubes and cut lines halfway up the tube all the way round and then splayed them out. I then cut bits off of the lengths at random.
I put two different colours onto two separate plates and the covered the toliet roll ends with paint.
Number four had a great time creating explosions all over his page and it got him really in the mood for going out to watch the real thing tonight.
Who doesn’t love little ones tiny hands and fingers, so what better way to decorate a Fathers Day card than to use their wriggly little fingers!!
A simple handprint makes a lovely picture and is wonderful to compare year after year.
I love to supplement my posts with pictures but tonight’s was hands on for me too so I’m a bit short on the picture front tonight.
For number five we just used the traditional way to hand print by sticking his hand in a blob of paint to cover the hand and then place the hand print onto the folded card to create the picture.
For number for we made a multicoloured hand by painting his palm and each finger a different colour. Again we then placed the painted hand onto the folded card.
I waited for the cards to dry and then added a caption to the front and let the boys help me write a message inside.
The eldest two would sadly rather buy a card now and number three opted to write on the front of hers about the things she loves about her Daddy.
I would much rather have a thoughtful, handmade card from the children and I’m sure my husband is going to agree!!
After school my children are always both bored and hungry; so to avoid sticking them in front of the TV with a snack tonight we killed two birds with one stone and prepared our own snacks.
Painting bread is super easy and loads of fun. It also requires very little equipment so I’m sure you will all have the bits indoors to get started.
Firstly get yourself some small pots and mix together some milk with a few drops of food colouring to create the colour that you would like.
We used oat milk so it would be ok for number fours allergies, but any milk would work.
Next grab some white bread and paint brushes and get to creating whatever design you wish.
Once they have created their master piece then allow to dry a little before toasting.
As you can see number four was not to happy with waiting!!
We simply buttered ours but you could add any topping you like. We also saved a few slices to make colourful sandwiches for tomorrow’s lunch boxes.
With a basket full of soft potatoes and some bored children on a rainy day I decided to go a bit old school and make some potato print pictures with them.
I can’t remember any of mine coming home with any potato printed items and I cant recall doing it myself since I was at school.
It’s such an easy craft activity that requires very little equipment or preparation.
We simply cut a few potatoes in half and number three then used her imagination to carve out some great shapes from the potatoes.
She created mainly raised shapes. Squares, triangles, simple lines and a little house. There was also a heart that she dug into the potato thus using the outside of the potato to create the picture instead.
Once the shapes had been made we rolled a large piece of paper across the table and put some blobs of paint onto some paper plates and then left them to get creating.
It quickly turned into hand a finger painting too, but it’s great to give them free reign to produce whatever they like.
Number three and I are going to try some more intricate designs soon and hopefully make some snazzy wrapping paper.
What crafts do you remember from your childhood?