Posts Tagged craft

My Day In Photos – January 18th

I decided to take up the challenge of a photo an hour from the time I got up till the kids went to bed, alas all did not go to plan but here are the results.

7.30am (I missed 7am)

January 18: 7.30am

7.37am Cheerios

Jan 18: 7.37am

7.38am Sesame Street

Jan 18: 7.38am

 

8.13am Catching up on blog posts

January 18: 8.13am

 

8.14am More food already?

January 18: 8.14am
8.15am
Jan 18th: 8.15am

8.16am Cross legged

January 18th: 8.16am

 

8.16am Good Game

January 18th: 8.16am

 

9.08am Lego time

9.08am

9.09am Craft time

9.09am

9.57am Bed Time

9.57am

9.58am Still building

9.58am

9.59am Finished!

9.59am

9.59am

10.55am Cooking

10.55am

10.55am Still building

10.55am

10.55am

10.56am

11.00am Cupcakes

11.00am

11.00am

11.03am Lick a beater

11.03am

11.56am

12.00pm He’s awake and hungry

12.00pm

Forgot to remove paper

12.00pm

12.01pm Looking at more Lego instructions

12.01pm

12.12pm Getting Iced

12.12pm

12.12pm

12.12pm

12.12pm

12.21pm Finished cupcakes

12.21pm

1.01pm Play time

1.01pm

1.01pm

1.01pm

Now it’s her turn for Lego

1.02pm

1.03pm Lunch: 2 min noodles

1.03pm

And a toasted sandwich for me

1.03pm

1.03pm

1.04pm

2.10pm Lego house party

2.10pm

Up!

2.11pm

2.11pm

2.23pm Going back in time

2.23pm

2.24pm Drawing

2.24pm

3.16pm Creating

3.16pm

3.16pm

And right about here my CF card filled up and then my battery went dead, so not even a full day but I can’t believe how much these kids got up to!!

Book Week – Love it or Loathe it?

Book Week is upon us again, three weeks away on the 24th of August is our parade.  The pressure is on to come up with something unique, something we haven’t already done, year after year till Primary School ends.

Last year I was about to give birth (overdue in fact) and I ordered an outfit for my boy two days prior to the parade, and my daughter used a costume she already had.

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I HATE spending money on things like this, I need it for regular clothes! So this year we are trying our best to not buy costumes but to find things cheaply.

So today I went scouring op shops to see what I could find.

The boy has decided he wants to be Wally from Where’s Wally.  You would think it would be easy to find a red and white striped top but not so easy, not even to find new ones.  My daughter wants to be Pippi Longstocking….shouldn’t be too hard, some long stockings, baggy patched clothing.

I couldn’t find a red and white striped top that was the right size stripes or size top for my little man so I bought a red top ($3) which we will paint stripes on, oh and some clothes for me 😉

Ebay has Wally hats for $1, and the same for glasses.

I bought two tops (ladies sizes) which I can layer for my daughter as a dress and the boots all for under $10

I looked on ebay and found some cute striped knee high socks for $4.50

The kids are excited about it and so am I, it will be fun to see how they turn out.  What are your plans for book week this year? Do you love or hate it?

Rainbow Birthday Party

In preparation for the Rainbow Party Google was my friend.  I don’t know what people did before Google came along (people might have actually had to think for themselves!) but not me!

I found these fantastic free printables that went perfectly with our rainbow theme from PaperGlitter.  I also found instructions here at the Martha Stewart site to make pom poms, which we adapted to make rainbow pom poms.

So in the weeks prior to Miss 6’s birthday we prepared the invitations, loot bags,  decorations and bought the yummy food.  We also prepared a craft activity instead of party games.

Play dough daughter and I made for the loot bags

P's 6th Birthday

Inside the goodie bags: Play dough, rainbow ribbons, stickers and a few lollies

P's 6th Birthday

The loot bags

P's 6th Birthday

Rainbow fruit kebabs

Rainbow Fruit Kebabs

Rainbow Jelly

Rainbow Jelly

Rainbow Lollies

Rainbow Lollies

Pom Poms

Rainbow Pom Poms

The Table

P's 6th Birthday

I also found some rainbow paper which I laminated and made into placemats for the kids to take home.

Waiting for visitors

P's 6th Birthday

Fairy Bread

Fairy Bread

Enjoying the food

P's 6th Birthday

P's 6th Birthday
Craft Time, the kids made rainbows from tissue paper and cotton balls.

P's 6th Birthday
Cake Time!

That is my husbands arm, mine is not that hairy 😉 I am as always behind the camera!

The cake is cut

Rainbow Cake Cut

Slice of rainbow cake

Sliced
Sliced