I’ve just got back from a very fun but quite chaotic afternoon. We met in a small cricket pavilion which comfortably holds 30 people. I have no idea how many people were actually there, but it felt like a lot more than 30! Despite the chaos (and lack of scissors – why did I think that 1 pair would be enough?!) I think most people had a great afternoon. Alongside the Easter egg hunt, games on the field, Easter nest making and colouring in, I was kept busy all afternoon making pompom animals. This is the calm before the storm…
Boy, was there a lot of fluff to clean up afterwards!!
Here are my originals…
And here are some of the ones made this afternoon. I didn’t get to take a picture of all of them, but we had some really great creations!
A wild, multi-coloured dog
A bunny with crazy ears
A multi-coloured pompom monster
A cute chick with a wonky beak (that was my fault!)
It was great fun and hopefully we’ll do something similar in the next holiday!
I’ve just whipped up this cute little duo in preparation for an afternoon of fun with some kids tomorrow-what do you think? They were super easy to make-I made the pompoms by wrapping wool around my fingers then used a glue gun to stick the eyes and felt on. Hopefully it’ll be just as easy with lots of kids!
If you live in Britain you’ll most probably be aware by now that the Queen’s jubilee weekend is fast approaching. In cities, towns and villages all across the coutry bunting and flags are being hung in preparation for a weekend of celebrations. Next week there will be a parade of more than 1000 boats along the Thames as part of these celebrations.
Now, our town wanted to join in. But we have no river. The answer – let’s make boats that don’t need to float! Basically anyone can join in with a boat that they can wear, push or pull. So some bright spark at church thought ‘Hey, let’s make a Noah’s ark!’ I have to say, the ark itself is looking pretty good – it’s on wheels with a chair for someone to sit in and steer it.
But obviously Noah’s ark needs animals. So in Sunday school this morning we got started. We have some amazingly creative children who did a brilliant job of customising their animal masks with feathers, pom poms and jewels. I didn’t get to take too many pictures (I was too busy cutting out, punching holes and tying elastic) but here are a few…
We also had several orange tigers, a brilliantly made peacock, a pink spider, a peach bat and a spider with multicoloured legs and feathers! I’m not actually going to be around to see the parade, but I’m sure they’ll have a great time walking through the town in their fabulous masks 🙂