This was my very quick costume with absolutely no money spent on whatsoever.
I believe in not spending money to raise money rather if the objective is to raise money why not give more and be creative.
This year Nishu chose to be a lego man though I offered him to be minion because they are soooooo cute. But Nishu was firm on his choice so we ended up with this crazy idea of making a simplest Emmet from a card board box. Cut into shape and covered in papers as base and paper cloth it was already in good shape. I didn’t spend much time making it very firm because I knew it wouldn’t stand till noon and I could easily stash it in recycle bin on the way back from school. I used some masks printed on the card paper and laminated it. I downloaded them from here.
He looks absolutely adorable in these. All the hard work if any paid well.
We have been practising some rhymes with my little one. Oh, and Mr R really loves to dance and imitate the songs and rhymes.but that usually excludes Mr N who thinks he is rather a big boy to sing along with the baby. So to finally making both of them enjoy together and have a playful approach to craft we decided to make a farm to depict Mr R’s favourite rhymes and let Mr N run his imagination wild and have a great time together.
We collected all the scraps, old toys buried deep down the toy box, opened the craft box and picked nice stuff that would go with the theme, and little plastic farm animals and we also used some Easter decorations too.
Mr N planned a farm on the paper and cut a cardboard base out of packing materials. then covered it with a base paper. we didn’t have green paper so we coloured it green. While paint dried we made the barn with leftover cardboard then covered it with lollipop sticks.
we finally added the paper shredding from Easter decorations for crops and put some farm animals around. Mr N suggested we should also add a pond for the ducks so that Mr R could sing five little ducks too.
The end result was very pleasing. Children enjoyed playing and singing loads of rhymes together for a very long time.
Mr N’s very excited today. He wants to do some quick craft to show daddy. Daddy promissed a play in the park when he gets home after office if Mr N can show him somethinv new.
Well it means mum need to get ready. I left Mr N to think over some ideas while I made Mr R sleep.
And this is what he came up with. He wants to make a Pop up card. And to my surprise he already knew what he wanted. And I was handed over a sheet of things he needed.
1. A piece of card stock
2.another piece of card stock in a different colour
3. Scissors and glue
With a very little help, Mr N folded one card in the middle, and made six cuts on the edge, when I enquire d why six he said he wanted three pop ups to make it special. Next he drew a man, a flower and a PAW .. wait a paw. Whats that for?
Mr N calmly replied while gluing the pieces together,” it’s to remind dad for the pet he promissed to buy me for my birthday. ” wow this boy sure knows his way. Now I can possibly imagine what man and flower are for.
So the card is ready to be doddled upon. I would rather have him with some crayons to go crazy with.
Salt dough baby hand prints
Mr. R turned one a few weeks earlier and I couldn’t get his hand imprints yet. This year passed on very quickly. So I decided to take his imprint by using the same old salt dough technique.
Things we need for this inexpensive art are as follows
1 . 1 Cup salt
2. 1 Cup plain flour
3 . 1/2 Cup water to mix
Take everything in a bowl and mix with some fork until get a play dough consistency. Add water if you need more. Pat it in a shape that you would like it in.
I gave it a heart shape.
Now the biggest job is to get baby hand and foot imprints. Mr. R is very confident walker and it’s almost impossible to keep him in place. So I buckled him up in the high chair and then pressed his tiny foot and hand against the dough.
After a few attempts I got the perfect imprint then put it into the oven to bake for an hour.
The result was impressive. Now the only thing left is to colour in some cute baby blue paint.
Ta-da it’s baked and ready to be painted by Mr. N.