Tuesday, 19 July 2011

A rainy Sunday!

It rained in the UK all weekend. I don't mean just drizzle, it was torrential. We stayed in all day Sunday and made things. My youngest experimented wih fabric paints. He liked the way the paint squirted out like worms and then dried up like plastic. We had a problem with the paint cracking as it dried though I'm not sure if it was just our bad technique or a normal happening. This is a picture he squirted onto a fabric drawstring bag.

Then we tried HAMA beads. We had some of these a while back and they had a transparent peg board with a picture underneath. You just put the corresponding colour bead on the peg board over the picture. I had no idea there were different levels and so we were very suprised when we opened the pack to find a small picture and white peg board. You had to count the number of pegs to decide where to start and then count VERY carefully how many of each colour to place next.

This worked well on the dinosaur head where there were lots of different colours to use as a reference point but was extremely difficult for a 5 year old when the colours on each layer were the same green.

When the picture is finished the adult places a sheet of special paper on top and then irons it. The plastic beads melt together with the heat and stick together. We've pinned the finished item up as it was too top heavy to stand up with the 'legs' provided.

Despite the difficulties we are looking forward to trying again in the sumer holidays. Even my eldest wants to try ! It's not even electrical!  

I did a quick search on FOLKSY and ETSY and found some experts. Click on the picture to go straight to the shops.

Magnets by Delightful Epiphany on ETSY
A ring by A Self Portrait on ETSY
Captain America by Leolionhead on FOLKSY
Superman by Crafty Hands on FOLKSY

Happy Hama-ing!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to do stuff like that with my daughter! I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award :) More details here http://ceegeejewellery.blogspot.com/2011/07/versatile-blogger.html

    Carolyn x