I’ll admit it: these days I mostly love crafting with my kids but it has definitively NOT always been that way (it’s a long story how things changed) so I know how stressful craft with tinies can be.
Last week I had a nasty bug with fever and stomach cramps, one kid home sick from school and one very not-sick 3 year old under my feet. I’m only giving you the grizzly details so you can realise how easy this one is. In fact, I aspire for most crafts on this blog to be this easy. Because parenting is hard enough.
This craft kept us all entertained for about an hour, made almost no mess and created lovely results. Thanks to Happy Hooligans for the idea.
Let’s crack on with the instructions. Here’s what you need:
Kitchen roll (kitchen towels for any Americans reading)
Felt tip pens
A baking tray
paint brushes (or fingers)
a cup of water
1. Scribble all over a piece of kitchen roll with different coloured felt pens like this (it’s great for testing out a bunch of felt tips to see which are still working and which have given up the ghost):
2. Put the kitchen roll onto a baking tray and dab all over with water using a paint brush or fingers. The colours will all bleed into each other.
3. Allow to dry.
4. If wished, cut into seasonal shapes and stick in the window to let the sun shine through.
5. Feel happy that bedtime is an hour closer and you did a craft without breaking a sweat.