How 2 Create a Simple Lantern: #5

How 2 Create a Simple Lantern: #5

It is almost upon us the Chelmer-Graceville Lantern Fest at Faulkner Park. But you would still have time to make any of the lanterns I have described in the last couple of days or the one that we are sharing with you today. I have Always encouraged Ellen to look at and pick up beautiful … Continue reading

How 2 Create A Simple Lantern: #4

How 2 Create A Simple Lantern: #4

A quick project for Ellen today. I had already spent some time cutting stars, so if we would have 5 minutes we could make another simple but effective lantern. Here is what you need. Strawberry or Tomato punnet Stars cut from colourful paper Glue String Stick Cut stars from colourful paper, bigger kids can do … Continue reading

How 2 Craft a Simple Lantern: #3

How 2 Craft a Simple Lantern: #3

Ellen and I have been to a “Lanternen Fest” before and made our own lantern. It was 2 years ago and Ellen had broken her elbow so we had to keep our design simple. Here is what you need: Plastic bottle Scissors Foam stickers Colourful ribbon Glue Stick Cut the plastic bottle in half after … Continue reading

How 2 Create a Simple Lantern: #2

How 2 Create a Simple Lantern: #2

We are in lantern mode for the Graceville-Chelmer Lantern festival. Some of Ellen’s friends are going to come as well and to give everybody some inspiration we are posting our efforts. This lantern is simple, but requires some drying time, so you can’t wait till the last minute…. You need: Tissue paper in your favourite … Continue reading

How 2 Create a Simple Lantern: #1

How 2 Create a Simple Lantern: #1

Next Friday some Kindies in the neighbourhood organize a lantern parade. The parade is based on a German tradition held in November, but to have a similar feel in Australia they choose to celebrate it in our winter. Ellen and some of her friends have decided to participate and to help everybody to get some ideas … Continue reading

Sketchbooking: Deco paper collage

Sketchbooking: Deco paper collage

Sketchbooking has caused me to be on the lookout for new materials, things, ideas to use in our weekly sessions. When at the new $2.80 store, Daiso, I found a block of decorated paper I knew I wanted to use it. So, ambitious me gave the girls the assignment to cut shapes out of their sheets … Continue reading

Graduating 2 Ribbon Weaving

Graduating 2 Ribbon Weaving

At the end of June we had to tidy up our community art work at Ellen’s Kindergarten. We had fun with the art work and a reasonable response from the community. We took down all the drawings and the ribbons and brought them home. Ellen loves ribbons and they ended up all over the place. … Continue reading

Sketchbooking: Wet chalk drawing

Sketchbooking: Wet chalk drawing

We found 99ct chalk at Ikea the same time we bought the fabric in the last post. I thought this would be a good medium to try for our sketchbooking as my girls love to draw outside on our concrete slab. Looking for some inspiration on the net I found that you could stick the … Continue reading

Just 2 Bean Bags Did Not Seem Enough

Just 2 Bean Bags Did Not Seem Enough

First of all I want to thank everybody for their nice and encouraging responses to my questions in how 2 continue. It gave me some food for thought and I am working on a plan to tie it all together. In the mean me and my girls will continue crafting and creating our little hearts … Continue reading