Little Sis and I have been having fun with Autumnal crafts lately. Today we made a fun Bonfire Night picture using her hands. She seems to have gone past the stage of covering her hands and arms with paint (thankfully!) but she still enjoys using her hands to paint with.
To make Bonfire Night hand print art you will need:
Red, orange and yellow paint
How to make Bonfire Night hand print art:
Use a sponge to paint one hand with red, orange and yellow paint. Try to keep the colours in different areas to mimic the colours of a fire.
As you can see Little Sis enjoyed this!
Carefully place down on a sheet of card, try to fit in at least two hand prints – just add more paint if necessary. We left ours to dry before adding a couple of sticks from the garden for the logs. You can paint in your sticks and logs instead if you prefer.
A simple but effective piece of art for Bonfire Night.
Today we headed off to Creation Stations. Little Sis really enjoys her crafty mornings especially when they involve paint and glue.
This morning she used sponges to make a lovely picture. Then she used lots of different items to make another picture, with craft sticks, glitter and these fun spongey thing. They stick together with water and seemed to stick to Little Sis!
When I heard about the giant Lego brick animals coming to London Wetland Centre I knew we would have to go. When I looked on the website I found there were Lego workshops too so I immediately booked us in. The London Wetland Centre is only 30 minutes from us and I’m really not sure why we haven’t been before. The weather was perfect, the children loved the Lego workshop and Lego animals and we had a lovely day out.
Lego Brick Animals at London Wetland Centre
There were 10 different animals and we were given a map to find them dotted around the centre. Big Brother enjoyed finding how many bricks made up each animal. This is his attempt at a selfie with the Lego duck. The animals have been designed by Tom Poulsom who created the Lego Birds set we have and Bright Bricks, the UK’s only certified LEGO professionals
We really enjoyed exploring London Wetland Centre and spotting the Lego animals. There was a lot to do and the children loved the hides and the water play area.
We had booked ourselves on one of the Lego workshops that are running alongside the Lego animals. During the hour the children were able to make as many Lego ducklings as they could in 10 minutes.
We tried our best but the other table beat ours by a couple of ducklings.
The second challenge was to make a Lego brick car to safely transport an animal, these were tested on a ramp and the winner got a small prize.
The final challenge was to build a Lego pumpkin. This was actually quite hard – even with instructions – but both children left with their own pumpkin.
I think they’re going to make great Halloween decorations if I can borrow them for a couple of weeks.
We had a great day out, the Lego workshop was really fun and I think the children enjoyed trying something different. The Lego brick animal trail is open until November 8th and you need to by a separate ticket for the Lego workshops which run at weekends and through half term.