Planting herbs

This is my little planter stand outside the office. Something I’ve always wanted to do but never had the energy / space / motivation for.

The corridor outside the office happens to be bright, airy and spacious!

Today I tried to prune the mint and basil and I’m hoping I did not fatally injure them. I’ve just always been on the sidelines looking at other people do things to plants (and subsequently kill them) so I have no idea what I’m really doing.

But perhaps will discover the hidden plant prodigy in me.

Hey the cacti have been alive for 4 months and counting now. At least there’s that I suppose. โœŒ๐Ÿป

Canvas shoe painting

Lorraine received a pair of white canvas shoes from our lovely neighbour a year ago and can finally fit into them!

Decided to spruce up her kicks a little bit by painting them pink and silver! 

Items required:

  • White canvas shoes
  • Masking tape / painters tape to tape over parts that you donโ€™t want to be painted
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint sponges and/or brushes
  • Sealant to make shoes waterproof

Clay modelling

Lorraine received some modelling clay for her 2nd birthday and we had some fun with it this afternoon! 

I actually had no idea how to do anything with the clay but luckily, there was google to the rescue!

Found a super easy caterpillar to make. I fastened mine with a toothpick since the clay just would not stick, even when I scored and wet it ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ. 

Next round Iโ€™ll buy some copper wires that are thin and can be bent!   

Items needed:

  • Modelling clay in various colours
  • Thatโ€™s all! 

Stencil sponge painting

Today we tried the first of (hopefully) many fun activities, sponge stencil painting!

A nice, low-cost, fun activity that can be done indoors or outdoors, and exposes toddlers to art, alphabets, colours and textures! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Items required:

  • Water based paint (anything rinses off with water because toddlers)
  • A plate of sorts to squeeze paint on
  • Thick paper that does not get soggy when painted on (recommended: watercolour paper)
  • Sponge(s)
  • Stencils (crafty mamas can create your own with a Silhouette Cameo, or just buy a cheap pre-cut stencil for $2 from Daiso if you’re lazy like me ๐Ÿ˜…)
  • 1 x toddler

She ended up creating abstract art and ignored me when I tried to point out the alphabets, but she totally loved it!