My regular readers may have noticed my recent absence. Well, I haven’t actually been anywhere, I’ve just been busy with other things. One of the things that has been keeping me busy is my new role in charge of creative activities at our church toddler group.
I’m really enjoying the responsibility but organising activities for children aged between 0 and 4 is quite a challenge.
One of the first topics we did was the story of Noah’s Ark. For this activity we did a sunshine and rainbow. I tried it out initially with my own 1 and 3 year old and it went quite well although I had to help the 1 year old quite a lot.
The idea came from this post which I found via pinterest.
Here are a few of the ones made at toddlers.
I’ve been wanting to make these little guys for a while and have now finally got around to it. Aren’t they pretty?!
I made some flower fairies a while back for The Limpet and she seemed to enjoy playing with them and still often does. So I decided to buy 6 more plain wooden figures (this time from Myriad). I painted the body of each one and used felt for their hats and cloaks. I thought about added a button to each one but then found some cute little rose beads in my craft stash.
It was my first attempt at this sort of sewing but I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out, even the back is fairly neat.
The Limpet has already been busy playing with them. I gave her some other rainbow items and she got to work creating a rainbow gnome land.
Due to the popularity of this post and a number of enquiries, I have now decided to make more sets to sell on. If you are interested in purchasing your own set please visit my Facebook page pocket treasures