This post was written over a year ago, and has sat lonely in my draft pile waiting to be folded and put away in my drawers. So.
Inspired by the watching of ‘The Dark Crystal’ over the last few days, and the absence of music class and kinder, we made masks today. Very simple cereal box masks to encourage further role-play while I tried to hang the washing out. The autumnal sun was beckoning for some of our chores to be done so we conveniently took the empty weetbix box out of the recycling bin and did some drawing. The Poppet coloured in with oil pastels and the Frog used texta to draw his cat. He drew oil pastel green paws, front and back! And a tail in there somewhere. For extra dimension we hole-punched into the sides to make whiskers with pipe cleaners. The Frog requested that we use the duct tape to attach the wooden dowel on the back. Very simple but very fun. Meow.
Winter is well and truly here. We are at home with a cold that has rendered me voiceless and busy coughing through the night. Sadly I was hard at work in the west when the snow came down here in the Macedon Ranges so I missed the snow-capped peaks of Mount Macedon! We’ve been busy inside on these icy days with a few fun crafternoons though and I look forward to spending some of these soon-to-be-sunny-spring days in the garden. I have so many plans for this wee bloggy world but of course, I’ll have to be patient. Thanks for popping by this work in progress.
It’s been raining a lot here in the Macedon Ranges (and everywhere else it seems!) and it’s also birthday season so we’ve been making cards and gifts for our wee friends inside while the weather clears. I find watercolour painting can be a quick, easy and clean-ish activity on the dining table with these two munchkins. We use KOH-I-NOOR paints which have a great colour range and watercolour paper with teeny tiny brushes that encourage fine motor skills. And gentle brush strokes for beautiful birthday wishes.