Summer catch up

Hi Hope you are all enjoying your summer! I can not believe we are now over the half way mark. I do not want it to end and am trying hard not to allow myself to start to feel the returning to school blues. Trying to ensure we continue to enjoy the freedom the holidays bring with the relaxed timetable: relaxed mornings and late nights. Apart from living with the chaos that comes with a bathroom renovation and having children home for the holidays. We have mainly kept ourselves busy with playing, lots of play dates, birthday parties and garden time. We have not done many Art and craft activities as the boys have found plenty of creative play ideas themselves.

    However I am able to add two projects to the project section that we have done; take a look at Super soft play dough recipe. and Shaving foam painting.

IMG_0949      IMG_0936Enjoy what is left of the holidays, I will aim to add any more projects as we do them.

Enjoy emmas xxx

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yeah the sun is shining at long last!

Well here we are a few days in to the school Easter holidays. What started as wet meant we have been having fun trying to chill with endless playing- car racetracks building, indoor sleepovers in a tent, marble runs, dvds, reading, the house being taken over by star troupers dress up yesterday on a mission to save the world from a superhero, colouring and junk modelling (more to come on that soon). What started as a wet cold not hopeful week keeping us in doors has now Finally changed for the better. What a difference it makes when the sun is shining! We have managed to get in to the garden today and enjoyed the blue sky playing tennis, badminton and football. We also managed to do some planting ready for the long awaited summer- My hopes of weeding pushed it a little bit to far, oh well- might as well play instead, ‘enjoy the small moments’!. Ever hopeful that the sun will remain shining – I have posted a few projects we have done in the past for the garden. In case you are looking for ideas over the break ( you know the drill – take a look in the project section, like, comment and share).

Enjoy!IMG_0353IMG_0355 emmasxxx

Pom- Pom Animals

IMG_0251.JPGIMG_0297.JPG    Hi hope you all had a lovely week-end and have enjoyed the snow! I’m wishing it is now on its way out and spring just gets a move on so we can move into summer!

We have recently been working on Pom poms in our house.

   Pom poms are a traditional tried and tested activity that I remember making from my childhood they make a fairly simple and affordable project to do. It is a good way to use up scrap wool, whist being great for children’s co- ordination skills.. You only need a few basic materials: Card and some wool. We used the traditional method of cutting and making our own rings out of cardboard (An old cereal box). If you prefer you can buy official pom pom makers from a hobby shop, I have not tried these out but would love to hear if they are worth their money. We made the Penguin and turtle Pom Poms on a long car journey. I was pretty impressed as it was a spontaneous/ impressive ‘genius’ idea to do whilst in the car as it passed most of the journey, with the boys concentrating on the task in hand it turned out to be a fairly quiet ride ‘there was no – are we there yet!’. We did the finishing details the next day back at home. Then the boys asked to do some more (One is the planet mars, One is the ocean and the other one was just a pink one for mummy), though I think we are truly pom pom out now!

 Check out the project section if you fancy making one – I’m sure there are lots of animals you could make with these. I actually thought after making the 3 extra ones a pom pom caterpillar would be good – but as I said we have had enough of pom pom’s for a while.

As usual don’t forget to like, share or comment.

Enjoy!

emmas xxx