We haven’t had our painting easel out for a long time. It takes up a lot of space, and we don’t have much of that at the moment. But Morgan was keen to do ‘something special’… ‘not just boring old painting’ so I dragged the easel in and surprised him by setting up something really special!
You know how we are doing that crazy renovating thing right? Well there is a lot of scraps and off cuts of wood lying around the Pickle Farm at the moment. We had lots of fun creating sculptures and building things with the wood scraps and glue guns, and we’ve enjoyed using the wood scraps […]
We went on a hunt, looking for round things to print with. We found lots of different round things, some worked well for printing, other’s not so well! Here are some round things that worked great to make prints with! A cup Cut up cardboard tube Bottle caps Marker lid The bottom of a gum […]
A big truck drove up our long drive way the other day, and it wasn’t carrying building supplies! It was carrying two books for my kids and I to review, Kids’ Crafternoon – Paper Craft and Kids’ Crafternoon – Sewing. Both books are edited by the lovely Kathreen from Whipup and published by Hardie Grant […]
I was thinking on my feet yesterday afternoon, and that usually ends in disaster. Day one of the school holidays and already the Bigs were ‘bored’ and fighting. I needed something to break the cycle, but the art activities I’d planned for this week all took a bit of preparation and of course I hadn’t […]
As we’ve been packing up the study I’ve been finding boxes and folders of the big kids’ art that I’ve saved. I guess I thought that one day I’d do something with the piles of paintings and drawings and collages. The reality is that we don’t have the space to store all this art properly […]
I really wanted to make autumn leaf lanterns like these, but by the time we got around to trying this out we found our big bag of autumn leaves had dried out and just crumbled when we tried to wrap them around the jar. With three disappointed kids I had to think fast. We already […]
It was frosty and freezing here at The Pickle Farm this morning. But the sun was shining and we had to go into town anyway, and I’ve been telling myself we’d stop at the park with trees with the beautiful autumn leaves, so today was the day. We had a quick run around and checked […]