Being a farmer’s wife (and daughter in Boo’s case) we don’t get to go on holiday. Summer is also the busiest time of the year on the farm so while most other families are enjoying themselves at the beach, we’re here looking after Hubster while he works so hard hay making and straw baling.
We’re ok with it.
Rather than pine at other people’s holiday snaps though, we’re bringing the sea side to our home this year and it started today.
The wonderful people at Baker Ross sent us a box of goodies for summer time crafts and today we began.
We got some seaside themed cards which we could get creative with.
I have never shied away from my admission that painting with a three year old fills me with dread so while we painted, I stuck to the easy option of water colours today and it went off relatively mess free.
There was a great selection of shaped to choose from including a crab, a shell and a boat.
We painted outside as the weather was so nice and it was great for Boo to learn about colours-especially what happened when we mixed them together.
I did get a bit OCD with the beach hut and the light house as they were the shapes I choose to paint (bad mummy) but I couldn’t hide my disappointment when Boo thought my light house was a cake because I had painted the top of it red-like a cherry.
When the shapes had dried on one side (it didn’t take long in the sun) it was like double the fun as we decided to paint the other side too.
Then I punched holes in each one and threaded wool through them to make seaside bunting for our very own ‘beach hut.’
The shapes only cost £2.25 for a pack of ten or £5.99 for a pack of 30. For such a low cost, we had a whole afternoon’s worth of enjoyment and, not that they’re hanging off the
play house beach hut, we can enjoy them for a whole lot longer.
*Baker Ross very kindly sent the seaside card shapes for us to try for free but all opinions and artistic license is our own. We may be available for portraits and landscape painting in the future.