Wednesday 14 July 2010

Sunshine on a rainy day...

Yesterday I was perusing a few blogs and came across the perfect rainy day crafting project to do with the boys - so I had a wee practice (nothing worse than them slaving over something only for it to not work out, nothing to do with my childish sense of impatience at all) and posted a little teaser picture on Twitter to see if any of my followers could guess what it was. I thought it looked like questionable scrambled eggs, however I did receive one correct guess (and a few wrong ones) - it's a PVA glue/tissue paper window sticker, as inspired by this blog post over at Cooking, Cakes and Children by Amy Lane. If you check out Amy's post, it tells you exactly how to make one if you or your kids fancy having a go at it.

This morning my practice sticker was all finished, and it was fitting that it was pouring with rain given that I had made a sun.


Here are the boys busily working away on their own stickers. We all decided to make rainbows.

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And here they are waiting to dry. There is a lot of PVA glue on these bad boys so I'm expecting them to be ready to stick up around about November.


The boys thoroughly enjoyed making their own window stickers and it was very easy for them to get on with and do themselves. It's a nice, simple little activity for a day stuck inside and takes up enough time to keep them occupied for a while but not so long that they get fed up. Definitely one we'll be filing away to do again.

In other 'sunshine on a rainy day' news, Elise's nursery called today to make a date for her first nursery visit (16th August) and to confirm what date I wanted her to officially start on (30th August). So in less than 4 weeks my baby is going for her first nursery visit then at the end of August she will be officially attending nursery! I explained all this to her earlier, and her response was to laugh in my face and say 'Muummaayyy' in a slightly condescending fashion. I have a feeling we're going to have to take Important Big Girl Nursery Business a bit more seriously than that! Like the 86 forms I have to fill in before she starts.

Have you had any rays of sunshine on this rather grey and dreary day?


  1. I thought it was an omlette last night haha!

  2. The best ray of sunshine on this rather grey and dreary day are the photos above. It looks like you all had a wonderful time, and it is lovely to see the boys enjoying themselves. xxxx

  3. That looks like great fun. I'm not allowed glue tho :( my husband says I make too much mess.

  4. They look great! x

  5. What a great idea! Can't wait until my Baby T is old enough to do things like that. Just found your blog via BMB and its great, I'm a new follower and look forward to reading more x

  6. Hi monkeymummy, thanks for popping over and leaving such a nice comment!