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My Little Workshop

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At the end of August I ordered the very first My Little Workshop from Woodland Children.  They do a My Little Atelier box for older children, but decided to see if there was any interest in one for younger children.  I always want to do crafty seasonal activities with Miss E, but I just never get the time to sit and plan, purchase all the materials etc.  So the My Little Workshop sounded like a great idea.  You get all the materials needed(when i say all i mean all, if something requires a paintbrush or glue and a spreader you get it in the box) along with a little booklet of activities to make and other suggestions to do as well.  There were also some added extras including play dough and water beads which I have always wanted to try, and now we get the chance to use them.  It was a little bit slow of coming due to waiting for stock to arrive etc, but it finally arrived a few weeks ago.

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nice little extra touches

nice little extra touches

 

supplies for lots of lovely crafts

supplies for lots of lovely crafts

 

Here are some of the crafts we have done so far:

sponge leaf printing

sponge leaf printing

 

leaf rubbings

leaf rubbings

 

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leaf sun catchers

leaf sun catchers

 

felt leaf sticker

felt leaf sticker

 

These are just a few things that came in the box, and we still have so much left to do.  The whole thing cost £30 which seeing as we’ve had it a few weeks and there are still so many activities we haven’t even got to yet is well worth the money.  If you live in the UK and, like me, want to do crafts with your toddlers, but find it hard to put ideas together, I’d encourage you to give the My Little Workshop box a try.

 

*This is my own opinion and I am receiving no form of reward for writing this.  I paid for this box myself, and Woodland Children are unaware that I have written this piece.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All children are artists, and it is an indictment of our culture that so many of them lose their creativity, their unfettered imaginations, as they grow older.

~ Madeleine L’engle~

Thoughtful Thursdays

Finally We Have Understood The Purpose of Crayons and Markers

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It has taken a good few months to get to this point.  Any time I have set out paper and drawing implements before and demonstrated their use, I have been met with a daughter who takes the crayons and markers and either throws them on the floor or tries to eat them.  Today, I brought all the stuff out again expecting the same reaction, but it was as if today it all clicked.  I just left them out and Miss E picked them up and started mark making on the paper.  She really loved watching the colour appear on the paper.  I think her first picasso is also pretty good and it now takes pride of place on the fridge door 🙂

 

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The Outcome Of Our Potato Prints

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Miss E is unfortunately not feeling quite herself as she awaits the arrival of top front tooth number two, so she was happier to sit and observe me doing the printing.  She, did however, have an input in one heart print, so I have cut it out and have started making a card for her to give to her daddy on Valentine’s day.  I know he will love and appreciate it much more than a store bought one 🙂

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