COLOUR me there!

My children love painting. Anything actually. They like being creative and give things the look they like. I think it’s always fun to have them have their way and see how the world looks like for them! Colourful and beautiful and never boring I’d say!

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At the end of February was my daughter’s 6th birthday party. We like to make something special every year! Cut & paint our own invitation cards and having a theme party, making some crafts with the kids, .. Last year we had a ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ party, this year a ‘Knights, princess & dragons’ costume party! I’ll make a special post for that one – promised!

One of my daughter’s birthday presents was a DIY kit with a wooden  jewellery chest and paints. What a lovely idea! So we spent a wonderful afternoon painting. My  son got to paint a bird nesting house for our garden. We had a lot of fun!

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Crafts with kids can be simple. Don’t be afraid if it get’s messy. Use water based paints and let your kids wear clothes that can be easily cleaned. Choose a work space where you can let things lying – maybe you need more time than you thought. You don’t want to put things away and then start again.

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You need something that’s worth keeping for longer than a few weeks – a bird house, a wooden box, a small chest drawer, .. Anything that would last for some time. Children like to keep their makings – so why not encourage them to really make something they can use & keep!

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Get creative & have a good time with your kids – it’s priceless.

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