Father’s Day Art and Craft Projects
With Father’s Day approaching we have been busy making cards at school and shopping for treats with Mum but also decided this year that it would be nice to make some gifts as well.
Our first project was to make paper weights for our Dad’s desk at work. We found some nice chunky stones in the garden and put them in the oven for 40 minutes until they were REALLY hot. Mum took them out for us and put them on top of lots of newspaper and cardboard as this was going to get messy! We then touched old wax crayons to the top of then and watched as it melted down the sides. This created a lovely marbled effect all over the stone. We are leaving the stones to dry and will be writing messages on them- mine is going to say ‘My Dad Rocks’.
This looks really nice and will make a great paperweight but if you decide to try be very careful and get an adult to help because the stones stay hot for ages and the wax also gets very hot when it melts.
Our next project was to organise lots of chocolate into a present- rather than just making a hamper we decided to personalise it so we wrote a message and set out the chocolate to make part of it. I think Dad will like this as it is quite a fun idea and more importantly involves lots of different types of chocolate. I wonder if he will share it?
On Saturday Mum has promised we can make some cookies and we will decorate a nice box to put them in. I will post our recipe for them soon as they are really tasty!
I just hope Dad decides to share his goodies or he will need a trip to the dentist with all these treats!
p.s Sorry about the photos- Mum’s phone doesn’t have as good camera as Dad’s but I couldn’t borrow his for this without giving away the secret!
What’s It All About?
My name is Luke and I am 7 years old. I have a little sister, Charlotte who is 3, sometimes she is lovely and sometimes she is a pain but mostly we have lots of fun together. We also have a new baby brother, Samuel, who is 6 weeks old. He is so cute and I have lots of cuddles with him. He mainly just drinks milk, sleeps and fills his nappy but he loves his bath time and likes watching me and Lottie when we are playing, Mummy promises me he will soon be wanting to play with us. We live in the countryside in the East of England with Mummy and Daddy and spend lots of time playing with our friends.
I am a normal seven year old- I love football, LEGO, drawing, baking, Harry Potter books and arts and crafts. Liverpool are my favourite team.
Unlike a lot of my friends I also love entering competitions (and winning them if I can!!) My Mum has enjoyed competitions for as long as I can remember and I have picked up the bug from her so we look for ‘arty’ ones and I have great fun making and drawing things to enter- sometimes I even win!
Mummy and I were talking about writing and she told me that when she was young she kept a diary. This seemed like fun but I wanted to be able to do it on the computer (I like to try and get my hands on her laptop when I can but she doesn’t often let me!!) so she was telling me about blogs, she reads a lot of different ones by people and says some of them are really good. I thought I could do that too so I am going to write a blog about things that I do, great places I go, competitions I enter and things I like that Mummy has been sent for us to review- although probably things like children’s books, which we sometimes get, and perhaps not the coffee and toothpaste she has just tested!
I will be writing most of the posts and coming up with ideas for them but Mummy will help me to make sure they are ok to put on the internet and will do the publishing, as well as checking any comments as she says I have to make sure I stay safe if I am going to use the internet and can only do it with her help.
I hope you enjoy reading my blog if you stumble across it and if you have any suggestions of things you would like me to write about please let me know and I will see what I can do!