This is a guest post by Stacey from Stacey in the Sticks.
During school holidays, one thing I will always get asked by Jacob is “Mummy, can I do some craft?”. And I always inwardly groan. I do love getting crafty, but just not with my children sometimes! The mess, yuk. The getting bored half way through and me having to finish it off. But, to keep the boys happy I will smile and say “Yes, of course!”.
Though Jacob prefers the messier stuff, I try to steer him toward something less messy, but still creative. I had some of these wooden alphabet letters lying about so I decided they could make some door plaques. They just involve a bit of painting, gluing and sticking so it’s a short enough activity to keep their attention span.
- funky foam sheets
- piece of card
- wooden alphabet letters
- poster paints/brushes
- PVA glue/glue spreaders
- newspaper (for painting letters on!)
- safety scissors, or an adult with sharp scissors
- Using safety scissors, or an adult with sharp scissors, cut a large rectangle from a sheet of funky foam and then stick to a piece of card. Cut around the foam on the card.
- Choose the letters that spell your name, and then paint them in a variety of colours. Set the letters aside to dry.
- Once the letters are dry, stick to the foam plaque using the PVA glue.
- Stick some sequins on around your name.
- Leave to dry, and then stick on your bedroom door using blu-tack or double sided foam pads!
Aren’t these a great idea to keep kids entertained during the holidays?! Will you be making them with your children?