My daughter went pond dipping with her brownie group last night in our little local wildlife trust reserve. She had such a good time, was completely filthy and full of tales ( as she normally) is. i do love to see the girls giggling in their colourful wellie,s a proper childhood unplugged time, just outdoors and having fun. Keeping it simple.
She has something clutched in her hands ..look what I made you mummy she declared and even at (just 6 more sleeps) almost 10 she is proud as punch at items she crafts for me.
She had been given a little strip of card with double sided tape cu in a strip down the centre. Allowed to pick fallen flowers and leaves only, the girls had been encouraged to pop their finds onto their card and make a little books mark. How cute is my bookmark and such a simple and fun activity.
If you have kids who are not to keen to go out on a nature walk this is a really lovely thing you can do with them whilst out that will encourage them to be both mindful and observant and distract them from how far you have made them walk! Perhaps.
Well not actually a space craft but a craft set in Space. After the terrible events of rrecent times I am encouraging my kids to think mostly of love and this seems to have steered their crafting this week. It was time for their Bostok Bloggers box for June and their was a very pout of this world feel to it.
My daughter had a friend round to play so I simply popped out the craft box , the Bostik glue dots and white glue and said if you fancy crafting there is a box here.
9 years old girls i have found can amuse themselves for hours and they jumped on this craft sy set up with relish.
It’s all very spacey they declared …that’s your prompt I said and promptly left them too it and took a cup of tea into the garden.
I just absolutely adore what they made, such imagination, thought, enjoyment and teamwork went in to this.
Crafting is such a good child developmental tool along with being a whole of of fun.
Thisis the love shuttle which will take you to love planet along with King and Queen Love.
This is their rocket for longer journeys.
And baby Prince Alien Love in his cot.
We all need a Love Plant to escape too. I reckon! A Space Craft full of joy.
The Bostik products worked beautifully as always to keep the crafts in tact and the glue dots were as always a mess free easy to handle favourite.
We love to encourage birds into our garden and make a lot of effort to do so hanging bird feeders and putting out water. We get such delight in seeing them swooping down and grabbing their seed. Early in the morning time I love to sit on a bench in our garden, with a coffee and all by myself and hear them chirp and sing.
Now I CAN tell you the different between a robin and an eagles and a parrot and a pigeon but after that I am not that knowledgeable where birds are concerned .
How about you?
Do you know all the different types off birds that there are?
There is a great Can You Name the Birds quiz over at Rattan Direct that puts your knowledge to the test, so do pop over and have a go and see how much you know. You may be surprised and know more than you think.
P.s I only got 4 out of 8 and 2 were guesses YIKES! Hope you do better than that! Do let me know how you get on.
I want to share with you the best YouTube channel for craft loving kids
My daughter and her friend spent Sunday afternoon watching YouTube. Before you cry out in horror about how much screen time they had..let me explain. They were actually watching the best YouTube channel for craft loving kids and crafting a long to a brilliant Red Ted Art video.
Have you come across Red Ted Art ?
Her craft tutorials are just fabulous: cute, interesting, fun and super easy to follow.
This is the video they were watching:
They decide to have go themselves. I popped the ipad on the table, scouted out some craft materials for them and about 45 minutes later they emerged triumphant with their finished bookmarks.
Aren’t they fabulous?
They were very proud of themselves and rightly so. Following instructions and creating from instructions are wonderful skills. I am hoping with enough practice they’ll be doing flat packs in no time!
How adorable that they also wrote out the instructions.
The Hug-a-book bookmarks are very sweet and useful. Wouldn’t they make wonderful gifts too?
Do pop over to Red Ted Art to find out more about them. She plans to do lots more like these and the girls cannot wait!
Red Ted Art is the best YouTube channel for craft loving kids – be sure to subscribe and do tell your friends
I received a lovely Bostik Bloggers box this month and a challenge to craft some simple flower crafts. As ever I like to keep any crafts I make easy so they are completely do-able and these flowers really could not be simpler..or need less ‘stuff.’
What you will need
Glue or clear tape
You simply fold your paper case in half then roll it into a cone and secure with tape or glue.
There should be a tiny gap at the bottom which you can push you pipe cleaner through to make flowers. Arrange in a vase and never both to water. These will last you ages!
Using simple flowers shapes we also made a sweet happy new home card for a friend who is moving We love a bit of collage!
We also had fun making pin wheels and attaching them to straws. Rather than reinvent the (pin) wheel I am jut going to direct you over the simplest tutorial ever for making a pinwheel
It is so easy we got it perfect first time!
And thinking all about Spring we made flower rain clouds to help our garden grow.
As well as a few lovely crafting materials, great, easy to control sticking products (like the Bostik fine line glue) the main thing you need for crafting is time together and imagination to really get the creativity flowing