Little E and I had lots of fun this week Christmas crafting. Our main success are the Christmas cards which have a cupcake theme this year. Crafting with Little E is a bit like an assault course. It has to be fast, constant and varied (and at the end I am exhausted!). But she absolutely loves it. Most of her craft activity takes place during her two days a week at nursery. Her clothes and body come back looking like she has been paintballing. I tip my hat though as the thought of multiplying Little E by 20 or so and handing them all paintbrushes makes me break out in a sweat...
This crafting experience was paint free (thank goodness) but did involve one of her favourite things - a glue stick. Luckily we have a glass table which stands up to the challenge of most crafting activities. I tend to leave Little E in her PJ's for any craft activity so I can carry her at arms length to the bath immediately after and by happy accident she was wearing her 2012 Christmas pyjamas which was very apt for this activity..
The card design was quite simple but allowed her lots of creativity. We stuck on the cupcake case and she had free reign to fill it with sponge and icing from her selection of pom poms and pipe cleaners. The final stage of the design was to add some sprinkles (stars) to the top of the cakes which she did very delicately.
Overall Little E made 15 cards, each one unique and clearly a (somewhat abstract) Christmas cupcake. The hard part is deciding who makes the grade to receive a special card! Now, what design can we make for Easter...
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.