Boat theme day.

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    So slightly later than planned here’s the First run down one of our ‘themed days’ – Boats. Based around my youngest sons favourite book and a popular book in our house we had great fun all day. My boys love our theme days, begging me to do them every holiday. It is a fun way to filled a ‘holiday day’ cheaply and means you can relieve boredom of staying at home if needed.

For our day we started by creating Paper plate Sea Scenes. Which has already been posted to my project section.

We followed this with a watercolour painting – I printed two free sailing boats colouring pages of the web which the boys then painted with watercolours. The pictures looking very effective and colourful.

We followed this with a lunch based on our themed – boat sandwiches made by the boys with grapes for the sea, plum whale and a banana base .

 After lunch we created our own ‘toy boat’ out of bits and pieces (and floated it later in our night-time bath).

We then vacated into the garden for ‘creative play’ to take a swim in the sea (our pool).

We then did some iceberg evacuation looking and finding sea creatures and items (mostly playMobil seaside items and toy sea creatures).

Finishing  our day with fish, chips and ice cream oysters for dinner and a bath filled with boats. Plus of course reading ‘Toy boat’ before we went to bed.

emmas xxx

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Not just arts and crafts!

Hi with the rain come back to haunt us and Scarlett fever! We have been stuck in doors! Both boys are really into science at the moment

Curious minds! 

So to pass the time we have been revisiting some of our old favourite science experiments and some new. The boys are really curious about volcanos at the moment as they have been studying dinosaurs at school last term. So this project was by far the most exciting. They also loved the t-shirts and colour exploring. These have been added to the project section – Please take a look if you have a child with a curious mind. The aim of my website is all things ‘creative’ some of the topics to be covered in the long-term plan will be simple and affordable Arts and crafts, cooking, science, exploring play and anything else creative. with kids. More science coming along with junk modelling.

Feel free to comment, like, share and follow.

emmas xxx

Well rainy day means one thing!

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Well a wet half- term has meant non-stop madness in our house and its only Tuesday… Finally I am sat down with a hot cup of coffee ready to send some ideas your way. Hopefully to offer you some inspiration if you need it this half-term. We have had lots of fun and I truly love spending time with my boys despite the mess and chaos. So far we have managed a great but cold day out to ‘willow farm’, (I highly recommend if anyone in your house likes peter rabbit – it inspired our paper plate idea), a bike ride, a scooter ride, lots of playing and Train track building. The best thing has been my alarm clock this morning which was two boys playing imaginary play which involved Captain underpants taking over our house at 7am!!

Plus you guessed it we have been making, painting and creating!! Picasso and Van Goff have been busy in our house. These are all simple and affordable ideas, created from what we could find in our house. All ideas will be shortly posted on my project page- please bear with me, they will get there. As you can see there are quite a few, it may take some time. If your on half term enjoy the week!

emmas xxx

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Some free- style painting.

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Keeping with the theme Simple and affordable – Body tracing.

IMG_0081    Hi, firstly sorry if you have just been slightly confused (so have I!) by the last project posted and this blog. I have been having a few technical faults – I will lay all blame with the Computer doing its own thing. Hopefully all is fixed now and is fully readable!

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Essentially my blog today is just to let you know I have put another project idea in the project section. Sorry really wasn’t sure what to call this one. ‘Body tracing’  was the best I could do. This is very simple and affordable to make as it is easy and pretty much free to make as the basic materials can be found in your home. A good project for younger children. You could if you choose to, use it to talk / teach them about their bodies and body parts. For us it was just a fun project. We have done this project many times before and the ‘bodies’ end up on our boys bedroom door each time. The last ones needed updating as they had seen better days – there is only so many times you can repair them!  Christopher chose to turn himself into a space man and Louie became a superhero.

Please take a look at the project section. Don’t forget to like, comment, share and follow please. Thank you!

emmas xxx

 

Projects.

My aims for the Projects I post.

 Sorry slight Delay in this blog going out due to the lovely winter season bugs entering our house and being shared around. My intention was that it came out along my first project being posted.

My aim of this website is not to tell you how to do it my way, Art is all about individuality. I hope to just give you ideas to interperate projects your own personal way. I.e for projects I will give you a list of what you will need… If you haven’t got a certain item or don’t like something I’ve used. Come up with your own ideas or adapt project to what you have personally got in your home or like using. I’m hopefully just providing some ideas to inspire you. interperate those ideas how you wish with the materials you have access to.

I aim to make the projects affordable to all (ideally with very little cost). However we all have different financial situations you may wish to spend less or more on the projects. Or you may have something in the cupboard you have been meaning to use and just didn’t know when to use it, and a particular project just lends itself to using it.  I also try to keep projects simple but effective to cover a wide age group and varied attention spans , again we all have different likes and levels of ability. Some will be easy some will be hard depending on you and your children personal ability. Some you will achieve in five minutes and others may take longer. Feel free just to adapt , make it up as you go along. It will still be fun and productive. If one project doesn’t go to plan, turn out right, don’t give up. Just accept you tried that one, it didn’t work for you – give another one a try (your be teaching your child a valid lesson):

  • If at first you don’t succeed try again
  • There’s always more than one way at looking at things
  • we can get better at this if we try!

Just have Fun and enjoy!

LOVE Emma s xxx

P.s Feel free to post comments or ask questions if your after any particular ideas and let me know how your projects go!