Each afternoon while Lucy snoozes, Anna and I have fallen into the routine of having some shared crafty time. Colouring and drawing is her current activity of choice and it's great. We both enjoy it and is fairly fuss free for me - not much stress or mess and she doesn't need a lot of help.
Anna takes her inspiration from the book Olivia (you know the bit where Olivia copies the Jackson Pollock painting by painting on the wall at home!) We read it all the time and Anna particularly identifies with the part where Olivia is sent to time out! Hahaha!
|Olivia by Ian Falconer, published by Simon & Schuster|
And when she's not channeling her inner abstract impressionist, she loves to colour Disney Princesses.
It was time for some new supplies (and some washable markers - I learned that the hard way), but a trip to the shops last week was out of the question...too much rain and too many other commitments. So I went for the easy option...hello Big W Toys online! They had a great range of the stuff we needed, and online shopping is something I opt for often these days, rather than dragging the kids around the local shopping centre.
I picked some products from the range in the Big W Toys 'Arts and Crafts' category and there was a lot to choose from - I'll be keeping it in mind for gift buying for the next round of birthday parties! The last few years I've done all my Christmas shopping online, so Big W Toys will probably get another visit from me in December.
Being three, Anna's attention span is not huge and I'm sure colouring will lose it's appeal soon - what other kids crafts can I add to my repertoire? What do you do with your little ones?