Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Cheap crafts - Pretend Pizza

Struggling to keep the kids entertained in the rain? Why not get creative and play pizza parlour, making your very own cardboard pizza.  The girls loved this craft but be warned it can get a little messy, luckily for me I'm not  a clean freak.

We had a few large cardboard boxes discarded around the house that I had been saving for a rainy day and we just raided the cupboards and craft box for anything we could use that resembled toppings. Pink straws were snipped to become ham strips, black paper cut in circles for olives, orange tissue paper stripped for grated cheese, yellow string for more cheese, red and green shiny paper used as peppers and red felt for peperoni!

The girls enjoyed being inventive and getting messy and then spent the rest of the day playing cafe with their creations  - success! Now what to do for the remainder of the summer holidays that is just as budget friendly?

Monday, 30 July 2012

Snap,crackle and pop!

Thanks to the lovely Susanna and Co over at Brit Mums my girls were sent a large box of Rice Krispies and a fabulous colouring case packed full with all sorts of magic markers, glitter glues, pens and pencils to decorate and personalise their very own breakfast box.  As you can imagine they were all super excited to get creative and once I mentioned the possibility of winning five hundred pounds money mad Mia got all competitive too!!

Here is Sofia with the goodies........

And after a very artistic, fun and surprisingly quite afternoon here is Eva with the finished product.....

I know I'm biased but I think they've all done an amazing job!

All four girls love their new colouring case, especially the magic markers, and with over 58 different pens for them to choose from I'm sure it will buy me many more hours of peace and quiet over the summer holidays.....well a mum can hope right?