Monday, 14 July 2014

Pop up thank you card for a teacher!

It's that time of year when you need to think about teachers gifts.  As someone who has done teaching let me tell you that a home made card, made with time and love is extra special.  I still have cards from 10 years ago!

So first you need a piece of card, fold it in half and decorate the front anyway you like. 

For the inside you need a piece of card folded in half twice, this will be the plant pot.  Stick it inside the card with glue.  The card should fold flat if placed correctly. 


Then you need to make about 6 flowers to go in the plant pot.  You can use coloured card or plain card and colour them in with pens. Make sure they are not too long or they will stick up above the top of the card.

Stick these inside your plant pot, some at the front and some at the back.

 Then you have your pop up card! You are now free to add any extra decorations or writing you might want!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Commonwealth games activities

We made some Scottish flags - you could also make flags for different countries...or perhaps all of them!

Clyde is the mascot for the games this year, we made a collage of him and a drawing of him too! - 

We also printed out some colouring pictures from the activity village and used palette paints to colour them in.  The baby did one too!

This is our wee display so far - 


Treasure baskets

 Everyone with a baby knows that the best toys...are not toys at all!  Treasure baskets are designed to give your baby a variety of textures and shapes to explore, it also gives you at least ten minutes peace!

This is a yellow themed one I made it contained - paint brushes, lolly holders, blocks, teething toys, spoons, plastic plate, rattles and cuddly toys. 

It is also good for getting another older child to identify colours - you can make iti n to a challenge of how many yellow (other coloured) items you can find!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Decorating eggs

We decided to decorate our eggs with paints and used egg cups to hold them still - 


You could also use glue and tissue paper like this -


Monday, 3 March 2014

Eat some pears then make mice!

If you buy packs of pears they come in cardboard that it lovely and pear shaped...or mouse shaped! 

You will need - 
  • paint
  • sisscors 
  • pear packet
  • glue

Once chopped up we decorated them with paint.  Older children can try to create a realistic mouse pattern but for younger ones it is all about painting on a different surface.  

Here is one of our finished mice....

We set our mice up around the house to give people a fright!

Pancake day!

So tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday (AKA Pancake day!) and we made a batch today to practice!  I always make Scotch pancakes or drop scones.  These are thicker than normal pancakes and I think they are nicer!  They are also easier to make.

We used this recipe -

The kids enjoyed adding and mixing the ingredients!  When I was cooking them the children did a pancake colouring picture while they waited for their pancake! We used this one - but there are lots of pages available!