Thursday, 29 August 2013

European kids blog etsy feature

I always keep a sketchpad by my side, not just for ideas and drawings but also for suppliers. I have lost the count of times I have found a lovely product, only to forget the name of the supplier. I am not an impulsive buyer so I now keep a list of great products and their makers. One blog that is a great source of unique and creative childrens products is European kids blog. Here are a few of my favourites from European kids blog....
products from etsy shops,from top left clockwise
Avoiretc on etsy
meadow sweet on etsy
lacasadecoto on etsy
Timo handmade on etsy

follow European kids blog on facebook also have a look at European kids on etsy here. Believe me you will be glad you took a look :-)

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Paper mache panda

Things to make over the school holidays part 2....

A blown up balloon, a pin, an old newspaper, watered down pva glue, paint brush, acrylic paint and ta dah!

a paper mache panda made by me and my son..

This panda is hanging in my sons bedroom...his name is pob, pob the panda

Monday, 19 August 2013

Things to do over the school holidays.....

We are just over half way into the school summer holidays and I thought I would show you the creative stuff we have been up to. My son, who is three, enjoyed making the stained glass bird (ok I cut out the bird frame). It is a really simple and fun creation to make. I just sellotaped a sheet of sticky back plastic (book cover film) sticky side up onto a table. My son then cut small pieces from multi coloured cellophane and then stuck them to the plastic. I then covered the coloured pieces with another sheet of sticky back plastic and hey presto stained glass for a black cardboard, cut out of a bird. What do you think?

I have this bird hanging near my kitchen window.

Tomorrow we make a paper mache panda....