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Friday, August 27, 2010

Creative Friday

A few weeks ago in the school holidays we had a couple of KCD's = Kids Craft Day....


Lots of eager participants....

A huge pile of torn up newspaper....

Loads of Yummy Blue paste....

A Template! I glued it to cereal cartons for stability....

Cut out with some grown up help and the ends taped together to hold, and we are ready to go....

This is where we got the idea from, thanks Ann :-) ....

Now cover everything with the paste and the paper, we did two layers. Leave for a day or two to dry....

Week 2.

We gathered our supplies:

Material for the sail,
BBQ skewers for the mast
string to attach the sail to the mast and the boat
buttons to tie the string to.
tapestry needle

Ann Wood has a brilliant tutorial and explains all the steps HERE....

I didn't take photo's of the second stage of making the boats as I forgot my camera :-(
One of my lovely friends took these photo's for me :-)

I did find one thing out that helped with the smaller peeps....use an old shirt or something that has a hem. Then you cut the sail out so that the hem is the edge of the sail that you thread the BBQ skewer through to make the mast...Voila - Sail is ALREADY attached to the mast!


These are our finished boats! They turned out beautifully and the kids had a great time making them.

Aren't they FABULOUS!!!

Want to see who else has been creative this week? Go to Natural Suburbia and see :-)


  1. Wow! Those boats look amazing. What a fun thing to make. 100% wonderful.

  2. Wow what a great idea, they turned out so well. I love Ann Wood's blog, she makes the most beautiful, intricate masterpieces.

  3. They are indeed fabulous. What a cute idea, and I bet everyone had loads of fun!

  4. This looks like a great craft. I wish I would have known about it when my daughter was young. It is so much fun to craft with kids!

  5. that so cool Jenni! What a great way to upcycle paper and fabric and such a cool thing for kids to make! SOunds like it was a lot of fun!
    As for the reading in the last post which I missed... I admit I haven't read a book in a really long time! At least, a novel... I'm currently reading "psychopathology" and the "DSM-IV" oh and "Mind over Mood" among other lovely zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz-worthy textbooks! ha ha ha ha ha theres nothing like a good book is there!!!
    Have a lovely weekend Jenni!

  6. Great idea! Who doesn't love getting their hands dirty in the name of art!

  7. They are, indeed, wonderful. Oh - I see that QiMP and I think in the same verbal patterns. How funny. Anyway, these are great. But I'll tell you what's greater - that you and yours would get together and go to that much work to delight the kids. People I like - doing those great things.


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