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There is nothing like a bit of junk modelling on the weekend to enjoy the time with the Monkey and the Mouse! We were looking to find inspiration and found it from The Toadstool Blog with their talk of saving the penguins and Earthday ( #EarthDayatWW )!

So we headed for our craft box and a pile of junk and had some fun! PenguinJunk

So we took some boxes, plastic cups, paper plate, lids, egg boxes, yoghurt boxes, packaging and more and we let loose! Wrapping lids in tissue paper, gluing lids, cutting shapes, colouring plates, giggling away!

The Monkey got so  creative, topping his original idea with a better one and the Mouse smiled the whole way through as her idea developed!  We did one project as a family and then each of the kids made their own mini project! PenguinJunk2

Although all the projects were the same thing, they came out very different. Three beaks all made differently, one a plastic cup wrapped in orange tissue paper, one; half a paper plate coloured in and one; a yoghurt pot stuffed with orange tissue! The mini projects are the best because they really show the kids imagination, every aspect of them was decided and done by them. Monkey was very keen on a heart shaped tummy and big eyes, Mouse loves stickers and included them too!

The finally mission was to give the penguins a home, so please meet Henry (Centre), Dora (Left) and Jack!PenguinJunk3

Three penguins who live on some rocks (wearing hats) in the sea in a house in the Midlands, in the UK! I actually think they might have moved in forever, so what do you feed cardboard penguins?

 

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Daddy and I had a real hope for Legs and Mouse this summer holidays, that they would have lots to do and wouldn’t get really bored after a week!  They have had a summer of Parks, Library, Swimming, Crafts, TV/films, making Dens, staying at Grandparents, a visit to Wollaton Hall (Batmans House!), garden play and more…

Today, we decided for a little wet weather fun of making our own Skittles Game, this is how we did it….

Disclaimer: We received no form of incentive to name the Galt Paintastic Pens – we just love them and use them in a lot of our crafts!

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Last weekend we decided to make a shop, just for fun, well for a bit of crafty time with each other and fun! Here is how:

Take one Cardboard boxTape it into your shop shapeGive a base by covering with Tissue Paper!Tape, stick and Draw!Add a Shop SignSet it upAnd Play!

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We love crafty time here.  So one night last week after tea, we all stayed sat around the table and got to it! We took a paper plate each, some Galt Paintastics and got to work! Legs (3 yr) and Daddy both went for real life art and drew faces, whilst Mouse (23 months) and I went for some prettiness. Here are our plates:

So what do you do with four decorated paper plates – display them on the wall of course!!

What kind of crafty things do you get up to at home? Any new ideas for us to try?

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