A new chapter of my life begins, as my youngest has started Nursery School in the mornings so for the first time in almost 11 years I have a few child-free hours each morning.
So where did I go to this morning? Back to our church Toddler Group of course!! I really enjoyed chatting to the other mums, helping set up and this morning I had volunteered to organise the kids craft activity.
I have been going for over 10 years, and I found it invaluable when my kids were small, and I really enjoyed going back as a helper. I get to hold the babies while the mums help their older kids, but I get to give them back too when they start to grizzle or need a nappy changed!
I found my inspiration here
But I made up my own variation as I could not get suitable ink/paint.
Step 1 – Go leaf collecting, and be sure to kick up the leaves and enjoy the crunch as you walk!
Step 2 – Microwave (YES – Microwave) the leaves on high for 2 minutes (I did mine in several batches) and the leaves will be dried out and really easy to crumble up into “leaf confetti”.
Step 3 – If you have it, cut up some brown paper for the tree trunk and branches. Cut some coloured tissue paper into squares.
Step 4. Use PVA glue to attach branches and tree trunks, crumpled up tissue paper and finally your leaf glitter.
Step 5 – Clean up the mess, and if you really enjoyed it, maybe you could let your kids try it too!
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This week in my online photography class we are focusing (excuse the pun!) on Candid Photography. We were to try to include some street photography as well as of people we know.
Here are a couple of images from this week.
Finally, much to my surprise, one of my photos from last week was chosen as one of the top images of the week by our tutor. I didn’t believe her at first, and sent her an email to check she hadn’t made a mistake – maybe I should be taking a course in Confidence and Self Belief.
Will (try to) be back on Friday with a Show and Tell post with more autumnal flavour.
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Until the next time, take care.