This is my weekly opportunity to remember some of my highlights of the previous week and it’s been pretty busy. We really enjoyed a trip to The Art of The Brick exhibition on Brick Lane. It features over 100 models by artist Nathan Sawaya all made from Lego and was pretty inspiring.
Whilst out in the West End we spotted a couple of decorated Shaun the Sheep statues. My favourite was the one sponsored by Cath Kidston near their Covent Garden store.
Little Sis loved being a Princess thanks to some Disney Magic at the Cinderella exhibition we scored free tickets too.
The whole family polished off our Easter Battenberg Simnel Cake. We had a trial run and it was delicious, I just need to work on finding the right red food colour as you can see it came out a little brown.
There has been sewing too and I whipped up this sweet bunny from a kit. We’re almost ready for Easter, hope you are too.
Today I’m joining in with Messy Little Monster’s Painting Challenge which is running throughout March. Every day a blogger will be posting about a different painting technique and we chose painting using food.
Equipment needed to paint with food:
Easter themed cookie cutters
How to paint with food:
We’ve tried painting with lots of different materials, from flowers to corks and hands. Today we used potatoes which was really fun and messy. As Easter is coming up we decided to use Easter cookie cutters and picked an Easter egg and bunny shape.
I set up for my 3 year old with white paper, a couple of paint brushes, the potato shapes and let her pick her favourite paint colours.
I let her paint however she liked.
At first she carefully chose one colour at a time. Pressing the potato down so you could see the painted shapes on the paper.
Eventually the colours mixed but they still looked really pretty and colourful.
We decided to make Easter cards and she covered the white paper in pictures.
My 5 year old tried it when he was back from school too.
After the paint had dried we wrote Easter messages ready to send to our family. The children really enjoyed painting using food. Don’t forget to check out the other participants in the Painting Challenge.
This is the second year we’ve decorated an Easter bonnet. My daughter takes part in a fun Easter parade at her nursery, they all wear their decorated hats and do a little catwalk show.
The shops are full of ribbons, little chicks, pastel shades of tissue paper and Easter bonnets. I thought I would get both of my children involved in decorating and we gathered a great haul from The Works.
How to make an Easter Egg Hunt Easter bonnet
The Works’ Easter crafting range includes bonnets, chicks, tissue paper, rabbit stickers, seasonal ribbons, hanging Easter decorations and much more and prices start from just £1.
We particularly liked the Easter Egg Hunt Set which we used to decorate one of our bonnets.
I put two animal signs together to make the hat band, and added some card Easter eggs to decorate the brim along with some colourful flowers.
This April, The Works is launching an egg-citing hunt for ‘The Works’ Easter Bonnet Star Creator’, which will be judged by a surprise guest. The winner will receive a £100 gift card to spend in store, and their creation will also front all 2016 Easter signage and leaflets. More information on the The Works’ Easter bonnet competition can be found on their website.