garden project #1

This one requires some forward planning so I am posting it now in the hope you can complete it some time in spring!  I just LOVE the colours and shapes in these amazing garden sculptures made by lids of all shapes and sizes!  This is recycling at it’s best.

lids

Start saving your lids now, plan your design, glue together (using suitable glue to bond plastics and survive outdoors) then voila!

Be sure to send us a photo of your creations.

weekend project: mounted animals

If you love the array of mounted animals that are so popular in kids decor, you will love this weekend project!

The first one is this cute bear head.

blog bear head close up

 

The clever clogs mama over at Mer Mag blog made hers from styrofoam covered in ‘stiffy’ – a decoupage fabric stiffener.

blog bear head

Another method uses newspaper.  You can follow this tutorial from cute blog One More Mushroom.  Don’t you just LOVE this pink squirrel she made?

blog bear squirrel 2Whichever method and whatever little critter you choose I hope you and your little ones have a terribly fabulous time creating.  Happy days. x