Wednesday, 30 September 2015

School Holiday Activity

Crafting fun for the kids

School holidays are upon us. 

Thankfully (here in the South at least) we're enjoying a great start to the fortnight weather-wise, but there's no guarantee we won't require indoor activities to keep the kids busy and focused before Term 4 starts.

So I thought I'd share an activity that we rolled out recently for a 7 year old's birthday party.

Decorating hats

I've never had a 7 year old before, but I have a year of having a six year old under my belt now, and it's been busy!

I'm not sure if it's the age (do you think??), or this particular group of friends, but gather them all together and it's mayhem - in a fun-but-full-on sort of way!

We organised this activity to give the girls something to concentrate on - a wee bit of focus among the squealing and non-stop dashing. 

The hats were purchased from a $2-type store (they were $5) - along with the feathers, beads and pom poms. 

I stripped the hats of the embellishments they came with so the girls could redecorate as they liked - these 'recycled' ribbons and trims were added to the mix of ingredients on the table.

We had the girls choose their mix of hat 'toppings' and arrange their placement.

A glue gun was the final ingredient needed to assemble the hats - and a method to determine who went first!

(We choose alphabetical - but if you're only doing this with one or two kids at home, it might not be an issue.)

The girls then had fun modelling the hats and were able to take them home after the party - hopefully now geared up for a long hot summer with a wide brimmed hat for sun protection.

Did you see signs that we hosted the party in our building site... an exciting renovation/extension project we've been working on for a few months now - see the gib stopped walls and wires poking out of walls? We're close to completion and I'm looking forward to showing you more...

x Mel

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