Here is Ted’s Christmas tree card, which he made a few weeks ago. He wanted to make one with fingerprints, like he had recently in school, and also cotton buds, which he dipped into paint. He had great fun with fingerprints, then while it was drying scoured our craft supplies for suitable decorations. Continue reading
We have got a quince tree growing up a fence in our garden, and with the recent windy weather have got windfall quince that we have collected from the ground. They are fantastic for printing with, because when you cut across them, inside there is the perfect shape of a flower. It seemed an ideal Autumn craft, so Ted and I went outside and gathered up an armful to make our prints with. Continue reading
These paintings inspired by Jackson Pollock were made by Ted a few weeks ago just after he announced those three little words that most parents don’t want to hear, and no, it wasn’t “I hate you”, it was “I can’t paint.” I was about to say, “Really, seriously, who gave you that idea? Of course you can.” – but the look on his face said don’t challenge me, I know I can’t. Obviously for a fleeting moment I worried that perhaps we were making too much at home, was it possible to be too creative? Continue reading
We love making hand-print pictures. You can make the prints into so many fun and interesting things, from the wings of birds or butterflies, to tails of fish or legs of animals, there really is no end to what children can make simply with paint, paper and their hands and perhaps some googly eyes or a felt tip pen to add on some features and details. I found some wonderful hand and foot print pictures on-line and here are some of our favourites that made us think of summer.
Here, Ted is doing one of his large outdoor paintings. It has a really hot day and we fancied being outside so found a nice shady area to get out the paints and have some messy fun. I taped some large sheets of lining paper across the shed, and armed Ted with a selection of different paint brushes and pots of paint and he immediately started to create his own painting. Continue reading
There are some wonderful bluebell walks through the woods near where we live, with so many bluebells that the floors are totally blue, a fabulous sight. We also have a few in our garden and decided we would paint some of our own with finger painting and had lots of messy fun making these.