Had a very fun morning @craftandplay.ae playing ‘hunt the root vegetables’ in the big pot of mud, potato printing, sowing corn fields and mud play!! Am wiped now so am going to tuck into a big lunch to bring me back to life 😂😂
If my kid brought this Potato painting home and said do you like what I did in Art today I'd be straight down the school to complain to Mr Buchanan. When was the last time you saw a Potato painting in the Tate Modern 😂🤣😂 #art#potatopainting#school#tatemodern#artgallery
Tried using my daughter’s kiddie watercolours and an old makeup brush to “paint” a picture of her just for fun.
Me: “Summer, look! Who’s this??” Summer: “It’s a potato”. Me: 🤦🏻♀️ “no Summer it’s a girl. Which girl is it??” Summer: “it’s Potato Girl” 🤣 oh well. At least I know I can paint a convincing potato if I need to 😩🤣🥔
Carving out time for meal-prep 🍴
I thought the kids would be all over this idea - potato painting. I even made fancy designs on the tatters. Ha! Not so. They were occupied for a mere 4 minutes.
I rarely get uninterrupted time to meal prep, and it usually means sacrificing a few hours with my kids to be in the kitchen on the weekend. I never mind though because it means: 💃🏻 more focused time with them during the week because I’m spending little to no time making dinner 💃🏻 we eat healthy 💃🏻 it eliminates waste AND
💃🏻 the dreaded question of “what’s for dinner” because I already know in advance
I’d say that’s winning 👏🏽
We've been looking after one of F's friends today so we've had a fun and mess filled morning crafting,painting and baking(melting chocolate and poring over cereal). I love me some crafts but I'm not very patient with it,I get bored quickly which is where F gets it from,luckily the Easter nest cakes were my reward for the bedlam colourful feathers,pompous and paint cause.
And just because life has a way of balancing out,my chocolate Easter nest was rewarded with a trip to the dentist and a filling!! Now we are off for date night,when F eventually settles to sleep (I'm writing this laying next to him post massive bedtime melt down) Wish me wine 😚🍷
Eek! So what do you do when you’ve completely forgotten #ValentinesDay and payday is a long way away? Get creative with the kids (and leftover potatoes!). The girls loved doing this crafty activity and we got to re-purpose a very old potato which had been forgotten about at the bottom of the veg basket. And because Instagram is all about cropping out the messy stuff, swipe left to see just how messy it got! 👉😬🌈
Holly is helping to make homemade wrapping paper this year. .
It's not going to save you money or time but it is well worth it. We experimented painting with potatoes cut in half and then into Christmas themed shapes, toilet rolls folded into stars and our rosemary bush created rustic tree prints. Just be warned, it did end with footprints and handprints to really personalise it.