Our crafting has been inspired by the film Swallows and Amazons which we were lucky enough to watch a few weeks ago. The film was beautiful and had me craving for a week in the Lake District, hiring a boat and having lots of outdoor adventures!
At the moment we’re firmly stuck in London so turned to our craft cupboard to see what we could make. Today we’re sharing our tutorial for making an easy camo headband.
We used shop bought feathers but you could easily go on a scavenger hunt and find your own. You also need some dark cardboard and scissors or a scalpel.
Cut your cardboard into a strip long enough to go around your child’s head. Tape two pieces together if necessary. Choose a selection of feathers and cut small slots in the cardboard to fit them through.
Place your feathers through the little slots and you have an easy camo headband, perfect for outdoor adventures!
If your child is keen to help then simply tape the feathers on to the headband for an instant headband.
Baker Ross kindly sent us a bumper box full of their latest craft supplies to try at home. The children were over the moon and immediately picked the Seaside Sand Art Pictures to make. There were 8 assorted designs, the top layer is pre-cut revealing a sticky surface. It came with packs of coloured glitter sand which we decanted into containers.
The children did their chosen designs on a tray but the sand still went everywhere!
They had a lot of fun but I was a little bit glad when they had finished!
Little Sis has a lovely collection of Elmer the Elephant books. The stories are lovely and really reinforce the message that it’s good to be different. Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is a brilliant character to craft with so today we made a special Elmer collage. I printed out a template of Elmer, got a glue stick and raided our craft supplies for squares of coloured card.
My 4 year old loves crafting so was happy sitting and glueing the squares on. This is a fun way to craft and talk about colours. Collage is a really fun activity which we need to do more often.
She gave Elmer a lovely patchwork coat which she was pretty proud of!
Her finished Elmer the Patchwork Elephant collage.