My girls love messy play but to be honest we haven't done much of it recently. Clearing up after three little ones is never ending without creating intentional mess. Seeing as it was going to be a sunny day I thought it would be the ideal time to get creative outside and the girls though so too
First of all we popped out for some card. It had to be in their favourite colours of course, that meant pink for Poppy and puple for Rosie.
Next we had to collect our treasures from the garden. The girls enjoyed picking flowers, gathering twigs and grass etc:
Then for the messy bit…gloppy glue. They covered their card in the stuff before happily arranging their masterpieces.
The result was these lovely little pictures
This simple idea was lots of fun and reminded me how much the girls enjoy activities like this. I will have to get my thinking cap on and come up with more ideas. The garden is the perfect place for messy play!
A few weeks ago we headed off to Paint your own pottery in Cheltenham. We told the girls they could pick something each to paint and they picked egg cups. Today we picked them up:
Daddy helped a bit but they did most of it themselves. I think they turned out pretty good. Tonight they enjoyed dippy eggs for tea and loved them even more than usual!
My girls are almost always seen with pretty little bows in their hair and always receive lots of lovely comments:
I've been meaning to try and make some myself for some time but never got round to it until now.
Last night armed with clips, ribbon (in their favourite colours), a glue gun, a lighter and my iPad – I made all of these:
I was so excited and impressed with myself.
They are far from perfect but not bad for my first attempt. My girls love them anyway which is all that matters. I can't wait to make more.
Watch this space to see how I get on.
The girls happily sat at the table colouring today and decide to turn them into crowns. They wanted me to attach them to their heads. Having just moved in the craft box hasn’t been unpacked yet so I used hair clips. I couldn’t post a photo of just one of them so cheated and stuck two together.
Probably more milk maid then Royalty but pretty cute I thought.
Poppy had great fun with junk modelling this afternoon. One of the first things she made was this “lovely” tiara for Mummy:
Its the little things that keep her happy and out of trouble – a pile of old cardboard boxes, some glue and some bits for sticking and she is extremely happy, as you can see!
I have realised that over the past few weeks I have been a bit of a lazy Mummy. Whilst Rosie naps in the afternoon instead of quality Mummy/Poppy time where we bake, paint, colour and stick -I have been wanting to rest or nest…. but most definitely not wanting a mess made.
Today, though I altered that.
Now, at 3 1/2 Poppy doesn’t take direction very well preferring instead to just get stuck in herself. She likes me to be near her but doesn’t like any help. So this afternoon first, I let her loose with the paints and she had great fun painting the whole family, a house, trees and flowers. Next we raided the recycle tubs and she made herself some binoculars and a princess tiara for me. We both enjoyed ourselves and although I still needed a little rest and a cup of tea before her Sister got up, she felt as though she had had some quality time from me.
Here she is enjoying herself:
It doesn’t take much to keep her happy really and I guess there is always this evening to rest properly when she is in bed.