If you're a regular here you'll know that we try and spend some time outside every day whatever the weather. As Autumn closes in I'm hoping we'll be able to keep this up - all rainy day outdoor activity ideas VERY welcome! But, last week we still managed lots of outdoor fun!
Monday 10th September - I've recently seen a couple of splat painting ideas like the one at Joyfully Weary using picture frames and thought I'd like to give it a go. Having no picture frames I thought I'd make my own splatter maker and stuck some rubber bands round a bit of toilet roll.
The idea is to paint the bands then pull them back so they splat the paper with paint. This is the effect it creates, but....
... after a couple of splats the cardboard crushed! So we decided to do some regular painting instead!
Tuesday - I thought we'd try a bit of leaf rubbing so I taped some leaves from the garden to a plastic tray and taped paper over the top.
Bud gave this a good go, but was done pretty quick and was more interested in pulling up the paper and getting the leaves out from underneath.
Champ did a little bit of crayon rubbing on this one, but I did most of it. Quite pretty I thought, shame the boys weren't too interested, but I think we'll try it again another time and see if it works next time.
Wednesday - It rained a lot today so we stuck on our wellies and played with some water. Champ just wanted this tin foil 'boat' and little man, but it kept him busy for quite awhile.
Thursday - Sometimes I think I have monkeys not boys and I think this photo proves it!
Not sure if I should be cross with him for climbing my washing line or impressed with his climbing skills!
I then went inside and told the boys to stop the climbing only to return 5 minutes later to find them sitting on top of their toy car pulling my pegs off the line! Like I said - monkeys!
Friday - After school we went on a family walk through a nearby forest. This is the same walk we did last week and it has lots of art all along the path including this giant frame that you can weave ferns in.
And of course Champ spent most of the time dragging giant logs along behind him!
Saturday - A family outing to a local stately home and the boys and the cousins take on Hubby.
Then they triumphantly defeated Auntie E!
Sunday - I confess no outdoor play today, a bit exhausted we vegged out inside today!