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Miss Emily made these at mum and toddler group recently, this post is therefore a little bit “cool idea, I should have thought of that” crossed with a bit of “my baby is an actual artistic genius, phone the Tate Modern immediately!” It is a little similar to the flowers that Oz made as teacher presents one year with fun foam, yet looks so completely different.

lolly stick flower

lolly stick flower

lolly stick flower

lolly stick flower

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There is a long tradition of cardboard box creations here at number 29, and Miss Emily is just big enough to get on the act, so here, inspired by Edward and Christopher’s Grandparents is….. [insert drumroll please] ….. The cardboard box house!

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The letterbox has caused a resurection of the family postbox. did I post about that? Aparently not! I’ll take some photos in this iteration then. 😉 lets not spoil the surprise.

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We all need some right?

recycled art rocket boosters

recycled art rocket boosters

rerecycled art rocket boosters

Here’s what you need:

(although I wouldn’t say the swim shorts were essential!)

recycled art rocket boosters

The first 2 bottles were sprayed with silver paint (thank you 99p store Christmas Range!) but Oscar’s friends wanted some too and I hadn’t prepped any more bottles.

The should straps are that scooby doo cord stuff purely because that’s what I had to hand, other string typoe product would be fine. (Note the essential addition of a cup of tea!)

recycled art rocket boosters

We added some silver tape to make them more rocket boostery. Shhh don’t tell Daddy!

recycled art rocket boosters

Oscar’s have crepe paper flames too, but this was the quick version!

 

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I really must take better pix. Too busy doing I guess, which isn’t such a bad thing. Oz made butterflies for his teachers at the end of term. It’s a peg, beads, glue gun and some pipe cleaners. I have seen the idea all over blogland. I even have a pin for a similar one. On the day of course I just made it up as I went along. (As you do!)

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We went to a glass blowing festival when we were in France. One of the exhibitors allowed you to make your own Catalan Style glass dish so Oscar and I had to try it…

 

We started with a flat rectangle of normal glass. We had to stick on border pieces.

catalan glass

To do the design in the middle there were tubs of glass granules in some kind of liquid suspension.

catalan glass

catalan glass

Mine was a sort of abstract design. I was trying for the style we had seen all over the place in shops. Not that it turned out quite like that. This is before it went in the kiln.

catalan glass

Oscar did a hovercraft, what else? Here is his pre-firing picture. He cut most of the little glass squares himself. He had to score and then tap them. (I was scared for his fingers but it was all fine!)

catalan glass

I think the finished product is amazing!!!

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So we recently had an Angry Bird-Day here at Number 29, and since I know you’d all love to see every last detail, we shall start with the invitations.

The first 6… we also did yellow birds, but I can’t seem to find the photos… see Miss Emily in the background learning to crawl? Now she’d be sat on top of the birds eating the glue as we tried to make them!

angry bird invitations

 

King pig..

angry bird pig

Red bird…

red angry bird

Organised chaos as nearly 5 year old and Miss Emily decide to help…

angry bird invitations

angry bird invitations

angry bird invitations

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Everyone has a rocket in their living room, right? Well here at Number 29 we do like to have all the mod cons! If you’d like to keep up with the Jones’s you’d better check out how we did it, which as usual, is below, mainly in picture form. Being a lazy typer is a bad thing for a blogger, no?

First assemble a pile of boxes and inform Mummy that a car just isn’t going to cut it, you NEED a rocket ship!

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Let mummy try and stick the boxes together in a sort of rocket ship while you get on with the important stuff, like portholes! (are they called portholes in a rocket?)

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Get Mummy to cut them out though cos that’s just boring. Let her stick on fins and stuff too. Offer to help with the tape and unwind it and stick it to stuff. (She’ll love that!)

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Wait for Mummy to pat herself on the back at having finished a vaguely respectable rocket. Decree that it needs *insides*.  Ask many questions about why Mummy doesn’t have the right size circle punch for an empty party rings packet. Sigh and get cutting…

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… and assembling

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What else is inside a rocket? Oh yes we need a screen. With planets and stuff. (Which can be any size so we get to play with mummy’s punches not scissors, hurrah!!!) Don’t forget to draw “planet Earth’s green bits” on the blue one! Oh and star stickers, we’re going to need lots of star stickers…

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Fix said insides in and prepare for blast off!!!!

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cardboard box spacerocket

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