Now that Junior is at school full time we don't find so much time for arts and crafts but last weekend while his brothers napped we did a little print making. I have been collecting any Styrofoam trays that come our way (which has taken a while because we don't get them very often).
I trimmed the trays so they were nice and flat and then Junior scratched some pictures into the foam with a blunt pencil. We then rolled some paint onto the stencil using a sponge roller and printed away.
Being a typical boy he drew a robot, a rocket and a dinosaur.
What art projects have you been tackling this week. “Come over and play at the Childhood 101We Play link up”
I used to cook a lot with Junior when he was a toddler but I haven't been cooking very much with the boys lately because with two enthusiastic helps things can get a little out of hand. Now that Junior has started Preschool, Rascal and I get a bit more one-on-one time so this morning we finally got around to making a little morning treat together. I must admit I opted for very simple no-cook chocolate balls but he loved helping with the mixing (and tasting) and wearing Juniors apron for the task. What simple recipes do you share with 2 year olds? “Come over and play at the Childhood 101We Play link up”
For a while now I have wanted a low table with a lip around it like this one I saw at Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning. This weekend Aussie Dad found the time to make a little table top with a wooden frame around it so I tried it out by setting out a few toy dinosaurs with some pebbles and greenery.Rascal played with it for a little while pretending the dinosaurs were eating the trees but then he wandered off to play with something else.Then Junior discovered it and spent ages gathering greenery from the garden and making little nests, caves and dens for the dinosaurs.I was surprised how long he played with it so I think I will try it again with some different figures or perhaps toy cars next time.What have your children been play with this week? “Come over and play at the Childhood 101We Play link up”
This weekend I'm grateful for Leyton Dog Beach where I had a lovely walk this morning with all my boys and our dog (sorry forgot the camera); for summer berries which Rascal is just loving; and for the Spotlight sale - I went to buy some denim to make Hubby a bag and came home with these delightful fabric instead! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. For more weekend grateful pop over to Maxabella and tell us what you are grateful for.
Perhaps we have read too much Winnie the Pooh to Junior, but for some reason he just loves honey. He would quite happily eat honey sandwiches for dinner if I let him. For the past month he has been asking to make Honey Crackles (Honey Joys). Today we finally got around to it. I used this recipe from the Women's Weekly Kids' Perfect Party book. Not the healthiest of afternoon snacks but its nice to have a little honey goodness every now and again.