Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Crafty children

Hi, it's Maria here again. Thank you to Caz and Di for the fab crochet tips. I will be having a go but anyone who has ever seen my attempts at crochet will be laughing into their gin and tonic. I'm really looking forward to seeing Caz's blanket grow and I may even share my attempts.
Back to today. I'm looking at children's crafts and we have another masterpiece to feature.

We love this canvas created by 4 year old Josh Gowdy. Mum, Paula, said *I gave him a canvas, paint, photo of him and his brother and free reign of my stash to keep him occupied while I scrapped and this is what he came up with. It made it even more special when he declared he had made it for his baby brother Dylan's nursery wall!*.

How cute is that and what a superstar thank you so much for sharing Paula.
Don't forget that you still have time to send us something created by your child. Simply email their masterpiece to us at itsatcreativeworld@hotmail.co.uk Every child will receive a certificate and there will be a surprise for one lucky artist.
My girlie wirlies discovered the fabbiest thing while shopping at Hobbycraft last week. The Crayola Colour explosion kit. The kit contains a book of black paper, stencils and two clear ink markers. All you need to do is draw or write on the paper and a rainbow of colours appears before your eyes. It kept them busy for ages and I must confess to having a little go as well.
If you click on the link have a look around the site as they have lots of activites to keep your children busy on a rainy afternoon.
I thought that I would share a few more of my favourite sites for fab crafting ideas.
Activity-village - Over 3,000 pages of activities so you're sure to find something that appeals.
Bead-Merrily - If you're children love Hama beads as much as mine this is the site for you. Ok, it is a retail site but Merry provides lots of FREE patterns for your children to use.
Finally, a top tip for heading back to school - Get a sheet of photo stickers from Photobox and use them to label book bags, backpacks and notebooks. Your child will easily spot their piccie in the scrum for the bags etc .....
Toodle pip


joy said...

gorgeous work, Josh!!!

thanks for the sites, Maria.

Belfastgirl said...

aww lovely canvas that wee Josh did... Paula, I'm sure you are a very proud mummy :)

Loving the kiddies stuff :)

Paula said...

Oh wow - Josh will be so pleased to see his canvas on your site - thanks!
Love the latest site links too & great tip about the stickers!

joanna said...

What a lovely canvas, Josh - super work! Thanks for the links, M :)