Make Tracy Island!
Want to know how to turn some random bits of cardboard packaging into your very own, working model of ‘Thunderbirds’ Tracy Island? Doesn’t seem possible, does it? Well not only is it possible, it’s also a lot easier – and less mess – than the Blue Peter version. Not that I’m knocking that iconic bit of model making. Personally I could watch lovely Konnie Huq make Tracy Island all day…
But I digress.
Back Door Sign
This project was experimental in that this was my first time using willow branches to make something. We have a huge willow tree growing so I thought Id have a go at weaving with it.
Willow shoots are very pliable and easy to work with.
Now I realise there is a method in this and mine turned out slightly mis-shapen, but it is something I’d like to keep on practising.
It dries out after 2 weeks.
What to do with a giant box?
All three of my children LOVE cardboard boxes, so when we found this giant one we wanted to do something fun with it.
All I did was cut out a door and some crenellation’s, then I gave Z and S some paint, glue and paper and let them go mad. They had a brilliant time, we even managed to write some numbers on some of the ‘bricks’ to get some writing practise in.
A paper mache Christening banner!
Daddy was minding his own business watching some random film… Highlander 5 I have since been told (I haven’t even seen the first and certainly didn’t know there were 5 of them…) Anyway, I decided, as any good wife should, that his time would be much better spent helping me. So I set him to work tearing up pieces of scrap paper…
Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
With Christmas around the corner we set out to make some salt dough Christmas ornaments for the tree. Craft in this house with three children at three and under is messy, so pleased be warned, however if you are a sensible person with sensible age gaps or you only have one child you may find this a breeze! Regardless of the mess it was great fun, and my sister has already claimed an ornament from her nephew for her tree!
Oh Christmas how I love thee. It’s that time of year again. A time for mince pies, a time for cake, a time for mulled wine and a time for getting crafty with your kids. If you’re reading this between the 11th – 21st November 2011 then head on over to our Facebook page Little Doers. Like us, and join in our competition to win a Chuggington Top Trumps Game and a £5 Candyfloss & Cupcake Voucher.