Saturday, 24 August 2013

Dot painting and practicing staying inside the lines!

Her birthday is just around the corner and she's been talking about it every day for months. I planned a little activity for her to get her even more excited about her birthday, not sure if that was the right way to go, but it did help her to practice staying inside the lines and making dot painting. It was so much fun that I wanted to share this idea with you guys.

Grab yourself a piece of paper (we used a proper canvas paper, but I'm sure normal would work just fine as well), a black marker to draw your picture with, Q-tips and paint. First draw a very simple picture, make sure that there's enough pictures with spaces to fill with dots. I'm sure older kids can draw the picture themselves, but for little people this is the spot where you need to do the prep work for them.

Then choose your paint and put one Q-tip in each paint so that your child doesn't try to take different colours with the same Q-tip. After that it's just time to make some spots. We actually did this together a little bit so that she was able to watch me doing it and take example from it. Then just admire your work when you're finished!

As you see, you don't have to be a very good drawer... And I tried to keep it really simple. This activity was so much fun, and I was amazed how she got the idea of keeping inside the lines, she never stays inside the lines when colouring. Recommend trying this fun!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Thank you Finland

Thank you everyone who made our holiday back in Finland so great.
It was wonderful to visit family and friends and we wish we could have seen more of you.
Thank you Finland for showing us your best parts, giving us plenty of sunshine.
It was great to visit and can't wait to see you again.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Shopping bags made by daughter and her mama

Before we went to Finland I got Emma to draw two special pictures on a piece of fabric, one for her mummi (grandma) and one for her pappa (grandad). They both had birthdays during the summer so this was going to be a present for them. I sewed the fabric into shopping bags. Good team work I say and we did a HI-5.

Inside of the bag is rather retro and on handles she painted spots. Pretty cute if you ask me, I might want one for myself too.

Friday, 16 August 2013

With cousins

We're already back in Australia, but I thought I'd share a few more memories from our vacation in Finland.

Running competition was so much fun, 
especially when Emma's cousins came along too.
 She would have wanted to keep running. 

Then on the cruise ship she got her first face painting,
that was exciting too. 
Again wonderful time with the cousins.

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