Last weekend, we made Sophie an outdoor easel and so far we have only used chalk pens on it. I decided to buy some Easter foam shapes for Sophie to stick to the easel. We have done this activity before for Valentines Day and Halloween but we stuck the foam shapes onto our patio windows.
The sun has started to shine and I have started on my to-do list for the garden (much to my husband’s dismay!) I’ve wanted to build an acrylic easel for ages so I searched on Pinterest for some inspiration. I came across a blog called ‘Tried and True’ which had a tutorial with FREE PLANS! So I printed them off and convinced my husband to take me to Homebase for supplies. While we were there, we also picked up some extra wood to make a water tray and a catapult! Although everyone (including my husband) thinks that building a catapult for a garden full of stones, with a greenhouse and a house with sky lights is a disaster waiting to happen… so maybe that project won’t actually happen!
Sophie loves the Gruffalo, so we decided to try out the new Gruffalo Spotter trail at the Wyre Forest today. We had read that they advise you to download the Gruffalo Spotter app before you visit as the data signal isn’t great in the forest. So we downloaded it, packed a picnic and headed to the deep dark woods…
Sophie loves to look in the garden for birds so I thought we could make some bird feeders to encourage more birds to visit our garden.
I have been making a list of things I would like to make for baby number 2, although I am not sure I will ever find the time to make anything with a toddler in tow! I made this cot mobile for Sophie before she was born and it is still hanging in her room now. Continue reading “Hot Air Balloon Cot Mobile Tutorial”
Things have been a bit quiet on the blog lately but I am back with some exciting news! It looks like 2017 is going to be a busy one for us, as our family will be going from 3 to 4! Baby number 2 is due in July 2017. Continue reading “A little announcement…”
A couple of weeks ago I set up an activity linked to the Gruffalo story. I decided to place the Gruffalo in Sophie’s mud kitchen for her to discover when we went out to play. As soon as she saw it, she went running over. Continue reading “Cooking a Feast for a Gruffalo”
I wanted to have a go at the classic toilet roll firework painting activity with Sophie as she has really enjoyed watching the fireworks this year. She never turns down a chance to paint and was ready to choose her paint colours as soon as I opened the lid!