Its deep dark January now.
As we speak my two babes are screaming in joy at being allowed to play a round of 'Jump on the Sofa as hard as you can' in the sitting room... deep joy (don't get involved, don't get involved, don't get involved Mum!)
Now then, I don't know about you but I believe it's really important to give children the space
(occasionally) to get bored. Poor old ds has been home ALL week with a weird viruses-temperaturey thing that sweeping through our village...9 children off in his class since Tuesday. Not to have a ripe old moan or anything but coupled with being snowed in ALL of last week and the week before that it being half-term - let them have bored...I'm all out of ideas!
Queue Marion, my gorgeous childminder and fellow artist, she is a plethora of all things creative and saved the day. I had some plastic and she did the rest. Here's what she did:
Hearty Bunting with Ribbons
List of items you need:
Sticky back plastic, a sheet of. (Book covering is good)
A heart shape to cut around, hand-sized is good.
Tissue paper shapes
A hole- puncher
Cut the sticky back plastic to the same height of the heart shape.
Place the shiney side of the plastic on to the table then peel the backing off. Place the colours tissues shapes on to the sticky back (not too close together, lots of spaces)
Fold your plastic over on itself, securing the tissues and sticking the plastic back onto itself. Place your cut-out heart shape underneath and cut around it.
Then cut each heart shape out leaving you with this..
At the top of the heart place the hole-puncher and push down to make the holes that the ribbon will go through...your'e doing great!
After you made all the hearts (do about 6) trread the ribbon through the holes and create the banner.
Beautiful! Well done everyone, Marion especially for saving the day! Beautiful bunting. Hope you like the cloudy shed too! Much love, Sam x