Ive been going a bit organisation crazy recently… Must be belared nesting… Im loving pattern scissors + sharpie pens + sticky labels. Way too geeky I know, but come on everyone loves things to be super neat; go on you can admit it!!
Is your work space uber neat or uber not?
We make a lot of gifts for people. I think its more personal and usually theyre toys weve got ourselves so tired and tested. Well we had a lovely birthday party for one of lovely girls friends so I thought wed make some more salt dough beads.
Theyre very easy to make. But I have learnt one thing: make a small hole in the middle of the bead before cooking that way when they expand they dont crack on the outside they expand into that hole. Then drill them, make more than you need as you’ll loose a few. I used an M6 drill bit…
So make salt dough. 1 cup salt, 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup water. Roll into bead shapes. MAKE HOLE IN CENTRE! Stick in oven for a few hours on a low heat. When cooled drill. Then paint and doodle on.
We bought a plastic jar (toddler safe!) made a lable added laces and da da pressie to love!
we got a badge making machine so now I have an endless list of cars and thomas characters to draw! must say though pretty fun for both of us…
Brown bag crown.
Chop bottom off brown paper bag. Fold down and down until it looks like a reath.
Cut circles from tissue paper, dollies, whatever you have. Get kids.to stick them together.to make flowers. When you have 10 or so flowers stick them to your crown.
And ta da. A beautiful May day crown. Lovely girl loved this so much we will certainly be doing lots more flowers!!
Make salt dough. Make round balls. Cook till hard. Drill hole. Paint.
Ta da salt dough threading beads. Gotta say these are a huge hit!
oh sorry. Its been a crazy buzy few weeks. And I have a new exciting project I’ll be able to share with you soon!
Meanwhile lovely girl and I have been doing yet more storytelling and slowly but surely Im building up all Characters and props from our fav stories… Heres a few:
This is rapunzel in her tower – with the prince (so its a felt girl, packing tube and paper doillie, alongside Grandad from the dolls house with his Knight gear on)
Well I thought if Grandad is a Knight Grandma should also be then they can duel!
Little red riding hood cape
Witches cape. Because theres always a witch!
Ill explain how each ones made and what other storytelling goodies we got next…
Oh hello summer Ive missed you.
And as mayday came and went ww changed our nature table from spring to summer: