Played dress ups with paper.
Cutting out lots of lovely shirts, dresses, pants, shorts and overalls from pretty papers.
Then sticking them down to make our family and friends.
These are super easy to make. Just hand draw your clothing but make sure it will fit the main sheet of paper being used. I sized mine to fit an A4 piece of paper, this then allows for heads and legs depending on how tall your family are. The main paper we used was A3, this allowed plenty of room for grass and sky. Of course if you have the colours, you can also rip your grass, use coloured cup cake papers for the sun, cotton ball clouds, buttons on shirts, if you have old magazines, cut out everyones hair from pics also. You could come up with some wild styles for sure, don't forget your animal family members either, and well, the list really is endless. If you have an abundance of fabric, well go for it, the textures would make wonderful family collage. Corrugated card painted and cut to strips makes a great frame as well. Like I said, endless options for this mega craft afternoon. Too cute! Am thinking what great birthday cards my creative little artists can do, little triangle party hats and all.
While my little crafters were mega busy, I could not resist playing with pretty papers myself, so started on more bookmarks for the school fete, which is scarily around the corner.
Again, anything is go here, pretty fabrics ironed onto stiffening will also work really well and have such a lovely texture. I have used scrapbook papers which I back with a contrasting card to strengthen and this way they are reversible. I then use DMC cotton to match and finish off with little beads. Here you can do buttons, beads, shells, whatever you have that you can thread.
Can you see the sequin on this one too? Lovely.
Apparently we are keeping this bookmark, and it's to go in this book which I will be reading tonight. (Looks like I have been told!)
I made up 16 of these altogether this afternoon.
Today we also played memory game. It's a firm favourite.
Oh and it was a jammie day again here today, however, I decided to wear a dress instead, apparently I was allowed to wear a dress today, because 'Mum's can wear a dress you know!'
I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted. However, I worked 3 days of last week, completed another assignment (woo hoo!), did my student volunteering at the school, topped with a busy weekend and our holidays began yesterday. I hope to catch up with you all over the next few days in between our holiday busy-ness. I also got a shock to see I have so many new blog friends. Welcome to you all and I can't wait to meet you, if I haven't already.
I hope your holidays are just as wonderful.
Oh Bliss is me, playing with my boys, no clocks, no homework, no packing lunches.
I could so easily be a home-school Mum. *sigh*
Enjoy your lovely days whatever it is you are doing, and I hope to catch up again soon.