I don’t like sticky, messy things. I’m not even fond of kneading dough or mixing cake. And as a young child, Small was much the same.
It’s not fair though, to let that impact on the younger two. So since Christmas I’ve been making a real effort to get crafty and messy with them. We’ve been helped in that quest by our latest bundle from Baker Ross.
This is the bundle I decided we’d use this week. Card, a large selection of different brushes and sponges and some acrylic paint.
First of all we made butterflies.
Then I just let them loose with the paints.
Turns out both my younger two subscribe to the more is more school of thought, your painting is only complete when the card can’t actually absorb any more paint.
I did a bit of colour mixing with Smallest, with Tigerboy I just marveled at how much he was enjoying it.
It made for two very happy children. Tomorrow we’re going to have a go at decorating the craft frames we were sent, and we might get a few googly eyes out as well.
What with craft, bubble blowing and book reading I’m almost beginning to feel like a real home educator again