School holidays are pretty cool. I get up a little later to go to the gym, there is no pressure to get 3 kids off to school. They look after their own breakfast. They empty the dishwasher and get the firewood in for me. Life is good.
Kid stuff on Tuesday comprised of Baker's Twine (I know you will ask, I get mine from the Twinery), PVA glue and a heart cookie cutter shape. And I have to add that this wasn't my idea. I saw it whilst browsing the web *somewhere* during the week. I can't credit where because it was during the middle of one of those I-should-be-working-but-I'll-procrastinate-by-blog-hopping-for-hours-on-end type times.
This project involved baker's twine, a whole heap (I was always so scientifically accurate at school too - perhaps why my hokey pokey in science class didn't work out...), anyway, a whole heap of 5-10cm lengths of string. A heart cookie cutter, some PVA clue that I'm sure Paul won't miss from his work shelf, and a kebab stick. Abby and I cut a whole lot of twine. We placed the heart shape on an old plastic lid. A small amount of PVA in the bottom and started pushing the string in. We added a little PVA glue as we went. We filled the cookie cutter shape up with a gluey, stringy mess.
(note that we put the kebab stick on the bottom, but actually, it's best doing this without the kebab stick and adding it later).
Abby decided at this stage that really it needed glitter. Because every girlie project needs glitter. She also decided it would work better if we had glitter on our faces too. Apologies for not having photos of how gorgeous we looked.
Cue sunshine. And since we had sunshine on Tuesday, this dried surprisingly quickly. Once it's dry, push it out and you have the cutest little string-glitter heart ever! Push a kebab stick in the bottom and it becomes a wand, even. This is the best little 15 minute project for the school holidays.
You may not be able to see how cute that glitter-string heart is, as you may be blinded by the total overwhelming cute-ness of that girl holding it (no biase here!), but really, it was such a success and made one 7 year old very happy. So happy, infact, that I see this morning there is a roll of baker's twine and a star shape cookie cutter beside my computer. I think she is trying to tell me something?