Blogtober 22nd: Fun with Glue and Scissors

Yesterday was wonderfully sunny so I didn’t do the planned craft activity with the girls. Today dawned grey and overcast. Not long after, the rain arrived. So, after Music, and after pikelets for lunch, it was time for fun with glue and scissors.  Miss 1 had retired to bed early, so she missed all the fun.

Backstory – when Miss 3 was Miss nearly 2, she and I made a wee scrapbook photo album of a typical day for her.  It has been one of her favourite books since then. I thought it must be time to update it, since the girls are so different now – Miss 1 was just a little ‘ub then, only just starting to smile, so she has changed a lot. So our new book is about them both “Things we like to do”


As you can see, Miss 3 and I worked on this together.  She plunked the picture right on down, after she had fun with the glue.  She also was able to press down each letter sticker as I selected it.  We could discuss the letter and its sound too. Lots of fun.  Miss 3 also got her first go with the wee guillotine which she really enjoyed too 🙂

Here are some more pages.








You might notice that there are some very funky placements of the flowers in this picture – Miss 3 has a real artistic streak obviously! I have avoided using too many embellishments as the last book we made, they took aaaages to do, Miss 3 loves brads and ribbons especially. But then she also likes to pull the pages out to fondle them afterwards.  For this reason too, the pictures are not photographs, just printed out on high quality paper at home. No point in making this an ‘untouchable’ album. I expect it to be well loved.

The lovely papers we used were a birthday gift from my biggest sister (Thanks D!)  They are so cheerful, the young lady loves them.  Such bright colours, and happy patterns.  Perfect. The letter stickers are great fun too, a great way to keep Miss 3 involved. 

This is just a WIP though – we have another 6 pages to make.  Miss 3 is looking forward to it 🙂 And while I prefer sunshine, if it rains tomorrow, I don’t think I’ll mind too much.


5 Responses to “Blogtober 22nd: Fun with Glue and Scissors”

  1. 1 Lynlee October 23, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Hi, where do you get all your ideas from? Now I’ll add that to my list for Master F…wooden bead necklaces, felt house, what we like to do book! Thanks.

    • 2 shortly24 October 23, 2009 at 9:44 pm

      Um, ideas? Some from friends, and reading blogs, magazines etc. But in the case of the beads it was a shameless rip off of a toy on the market already 🙂 The DIY challenge is always fun, and it’s so much fun to have things to do together. Sounds like you and F will have lots of fun in store for your rainy days.

  2. 4 chevgirl October 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Oh beautiful! What a neat thing to do with your girls. I can see why they love them so much. Very inspirational.

  3. 5 nova October 27, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    what a gorgeous idea!

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