Another great week of outdoor play! I hope you enjoy!
Monday 3rd September - We went to a local stately home with family, we didn't make it in to the house but enjoyed a sunny walk in the grounds which featured lots of interesting statues including this concrete elephant.
Tuesday - We took some activities we often do inside out. First we iced some biscuits.
Then we made some paper plate masks. I took some paper plates and snipped out eye holes then got the boys to colour them we ended up with Iron man and Batman!
Wednesday - Lots of imaginary play in the garden all sorts of pirate and superhero adventures and some lovely playing between Bud and Little Dude.
Thursday - I saw this idea for spaghetti painting posted recently at Blogmemom and knew we had to try it out, what I didn't anticipate was how messy it would get!
Basically you make brushes by taking bundles of spaghetti, I tied mine together with rubber bands. You then boil the spaghetti so that the 'brush' is cooked spaghetti, but the 'handle' remains uncooked.
I taped some paper down to the table and let the boys get painting.
Here's the brushes in action.
And then it started to get a bit messy! I used really cheap spaghetti and it started to break off the 'brush' and of course the boys couldn't help but stick their hands in it (and yep I did have to reign in a bit of spaghetti throwing and eating!!).
But, the end results were really pretty and the boys really enjoyed this although a bath was definitely required!
Friday - Some nice simple stone cooking in the garden.
Then later a visit to the park followed by pizza and chocolate cake alfresco!
Saturday - We went to a local forest which had a great family trail. The trail is filled with loads of Community Art projects including several giant wooden sculptures, a fairy garden and these great drums!
Sunday - A bit of wrestling with Hubby in the garden!
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