The Little Teacakes and I decided to have an arts & crafts day today...which basically involved us sitting on my bedroom floor for several hours with fabric, glue and colouring pens and making a mess. I love what they came up with. Above is Dinosaur-boy's version of our family...he created himself on the right first...which meant that to keep to scale, Daddy had to be given super long legs. I am wearing the pink dress, and Zebra-girl is in a yellow skirt, a Cake Hat atop her head.
While Zebra-girl added mice and wool to tempt her cat out of its basket.
At this point Zebra-girl pottered off, but Dinosaur-boy surprised me by showing no waning in his enthusiasm and he began drawing dinosaurs for a prehistoric scene. At this point he enlisted me to be his cutter, as his drawings became so fiddly that it was impossible for him to cut them with my enormous fabric shears.
I love the mother and babies that he created.
I wasted no time in updating their picture frames with their new artwork. If you fancy having a go, we found it worked best to draw the shapes on the reverse of the fabric with disappearing ink (t-shirts, trousers, dresses) and to stick them on to the paper and then draw all the body parts on after, once the glue had dried. We used Uhu fabric glue, but you could easily do this with scrapbook paper if you don't have any fabric glue around.
This entertained us for several hours...and as it wasn't sunny outside I felt quite happy to have a day inside pottering with them.
Wishing you a happy Friday,
(ps. I have no idea why the pictures have become so blurry and hideous today once uploaded to Blogger...sorry!).