kids stuff

alfoil (good for all sorts of last minute costumes)

Like these monster eyes.  

1 headband, some florist wire, alfoil, white paper and a sharpie. Voila.

Scarlett is all ready for her monster party.

craft stall day 1: sparkly bracelet making

One day in to school and I am already thinking school fete. That’s because this year it is on in only 5 weeks.  Which is much earlier than previous years.

Remember last year we made the pirate ship and box maze?  It WAS spectacular.  

But this year I am being boring and going back to craft.  

So today after school Jemima and I cranked out some sparkly bracelets.  Pretty beads threaded on clear beading elastic.

We made 12.  I think that’s enough.

What will I make next?

free fun (on the beach)

At Port Fairy we had (relatively) glorious weather.  And on a day that wasn’t super weather-wise we went to look for shells at the far end of the beach.

To maintain interest across the board (we were a mixed gender group aged between 3 and 43) for longer than five minutes I proposed a ‘shell competition’ where I was the judge with final say on everything – shell categories, winners – yes everything.

And it was very successful.  At the end of the day I think it was because I was a kind judge, taking in to account not JUST the shells but the AGE of the participants and their likelihood of CRYING before awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  And with multiple categories there were lots of winners.

Best shell – I won (haha). Actually there was general agreement that my shell really was the best.

And then others like best collection, spottiest shell, most colourful shell, ugliest shell etc. 

 I reckon we spent a good hour on this project.  By the time we collected the shells, sorted them in to the judging categories, then judged them …

 And all for free of course.