A Rainy Crafternoon

Friday is Mummy & RJ day.

This Friday, as some of you may have experienced, was a bit of a wash out. We tried to go to the local softplay, but it was booked out all day by sods with cars who can turn up and go. Not great for us bus-ers. We got soaked, and the small boy was howling with disappointment. It was not a fun morning.

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On the way back, we dived in the stationery shop on the high street and I replaced our broken-by-flower-stems scissors and bought brown tape and poster paint.

When we got home I got out a couple of old Hello Fresh boxes and told the boy we were going to build him a Rocket! Famous last words…

Firstly I broke down the boxes into box tubes and attempted to sellotape them together (it turned out they werent quite the same shape…). Then I tried to bend the top to make a rocket top. You know I see so many gorgeous craft products on Pinterest (I’ve added a few to my rainy day board) but when I try to make something…well…

25.07.15 699We attempted to paint it to improve things…I’m not sure it really worked…

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But you know what? The boy really enjoyed making it, he got covered in paint and it made him forget about the disastrous, soaking wet trip out.

so it was worth it, even if it’s not Pinterest worthy šŸ™‚


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0 thoughts on “A Rainy Crafternoon

  1. I really hate arts and crafts lol because I am so rubbish at it but I know that it’s good for the kids to give it a go occasionally. I did lol at your rocket (sorry) but abruptly stopped when I realised that it is far better than an attempt from me would have been. And as you say, the fact that your son had so much fun making it is truly what counts. We can’t all be pinterest mums. It’s the time spent with our children trying that counts šŸ™‚

  2. I actually thought your rocket was pretty damn good! And that’s not just because my level of crafting is in the poor to average range. It looks like a rocket, its sturdily constructed and its red – ticks all my boxes.
    Well done for getting it made with a little dude helping! #twinklytuesday

  3. Ahhh what a fab idea! I always wish I had that one day at home with Zach so that just the two of us can do fun stuff like this! I have a few days in September that I’ll be off when it’s just the two of us so I cannot wait until then! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  4. Oh no it’s fab! I love the comparison shot thought made me chuckle. Kids don’t give a monkeys about the end result; they just like the doing! Great idea. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and see you again xxx

  5. I beg to differ: I think your rocket IS Pinterest worthy. What Pinterest needs is some crafty pictures that are… well, a bit more realistic. Sorry about the soft play — that’s a bit rubbish, and it’s heartbreaking when they get really upset. Great that you managed to turn the day around. #busydoinglife

  6. Cardboard box crafts are the best – even if they never turn out like the lovely photos on Pinterest! Kids never seem to mind though, the thrill of sellotape, paint, and boxes is more than enough! šŸ™‚ x #bigpinklink

  7. Oh dear about the soft play… I dread days that are a total washout, because it means anything indoors is washed out with toddler terror hooligans!! But I think it never matters how crappy we think our craft activities look, our little ones always enjoy doing them! Mine are amused by my most rubbish of ideas!! And I’m quite impressed by your rocket…!!
    Thank you so much for sharing with the first ever #bigpinklink!

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