Crafty Mammy?!

Eye Dropper Art

This activity was great fun my two year old especially enjoyed it, it is brilliant to develop their pincer grip.

1  Mix food coloring and water together in little pots.  I use the food colouring from Homestore and More as they don't dye your hands like many food colourings.

2  I used kitchen roll for the activity but you can also use coffee filters or none pores paper.  I cellotaped the sheet to paper, if I'd just left the kitchen paper by itself the children would have ripped the kitchen roll

The two children got well into things it was as simple as once you had water solution you made you fill the Eye dropper and then they squeeze it out.

And TaDa the results!

What you'll need

Eye dropper - your local chemist will have these I picked up these for €1.99
Kitchen roll
Paper to back the kitchen rool
Water to add to food colouring 

Jam Tarts 

Inspired by the Tesco magazine that came with my latest club card points myself and the children made some Jam Tarts.  These bring back memories for me as a child I loved to lick the jam out then eat the pastry.

Little red head and Mini miss had a ball making these and they where nearly all made by them which was great.
  • All you need is ready made shortcrust pastry, jam and small bit of butter for greasing
  • Cut out the pastry and pop into greased cupcake case tin, pressing in gently
  • Spoon in the jam leaving a rim around the side
  • Put in oven 190c for 10-15 minuets 
  • Leave to cool then serve with whipped cream, yum yum yum !

Pinterest Mammy - I Try ! 

You just got to love the Pinterest Mammy thing I've had my epic fails and I've had some pat on the back moments.  It definitely  has some brilliant ideas and it gets my creative juices buzzing.  The last two nights I've been busy making this . . .

It's  my version of something I seen on Pinterest and I'm going to use it for a party then I may hang it in  my kitchen.  It was fun to make and not to complicated.
  1. Print out cup and teapot cut outs
  2. Trace cut outs on to decorative papers and cut around, then use blade to cut out handles
  3. Cut out circle from cardboard 
  4. Stick on cups and teapot in random form
  5. Cover caps with lace
  6. Trace outline of cups and teapots with different colours 
  7. Tie on ribbons and lace and add brooch detail 
  8. Add lace hang detail to back with stapler 

Tada ! Pinterest Mammy :p

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