Giant Giraffe!

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A wind-down activity Primus decided to do

Motherhood is such a privilege.

Christmas Crafting

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Christmas is all about crafty decoration, isn’t it?!

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Inspired by my effort above, Trio made an effort of his own.

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Secondus is still working on his, and Primus independently worked out this.

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According to our Advent Calendar

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Christmas isn’t far away! We are running out of crafting time!

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Chalk Art Vehicles

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All those Scrapheap Challenges are paying off.

Online Art Games

We like to try to expose ourselves to lots of arty ideas and art history and this is the newest thing we are going to try. Artsology looks like it has a great collection of free games and activities, including activities for younger children.

Perhaps it will do, you know, until we visit the Louvre. 😉

Pineapple Playdough!

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Phoenicians

The Phoenicians are not as widely studied in the primary years as say, the Greeks, but they are covered in a chapter of “The Story of the World” and so we have found our way there.

Or first activity is was to make coloured ‘glass’. Primus wanted his bottle-shaped. It is made of greaseproof paper filled with crayons shavings, ironed and cut out. We also incorporated some tissue paper. It looks very effective on the window.

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Up next, making purple dye!

Experimenting with paint

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We gave always enjoyed painting, but I actually know very little about how to get a good wet on wet result. I am starting to research how to get this working for us.

The first thing we have done is to create these painting boards. These are made of simple MDF board. They are cut about 2cm bigger all round than the A4 paper we use, then sanded lightly. I small still debating whether I will varnish the back.

Today we tried them for the first time. They are very simple, but I really like them. They keep each child’s workspace marked, something we always try to do for many reasons. They also encourage the children to paint right to the edges of the paper whilst still maintaining a mess control. And the best thing is that you simply leave the papers on them to dry, and then wipe them clean when they are dry!

I am continuing to learn so much more about painting and art in general. I do really love the fact that I get to keep learning and experimenting like this!

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