We already had a fair amount of craft bits and pieces but its always nice to expand one's collection with bargain buys from the Pound Shop. I had the idea we could make birds and faces so I stocked up on googly eyes, feathers and foil shapes (dying to call them sequins but this was a manly craft day.....grrrrr).
|"mummy you forgot the gloopy glue!" *note the manly pink craft box*|
I suggested we make some birds so we could use the feathers and googly eyes but Monster #1 had his own ideas as to how to go about doing this. The plates morphed from parrots with bright feathers......to clown birds with pompoms stuck on their backsides.........to some sort of feathery clown fish as apparently the
|feathery clown bird creations|
|My skills amaze me sometimes|
Anyway, as I was tidying up I came across his colouring book and remembered how I used to enjoy filling the pages of mine when I was wee. I grabbed some crayons and pencils and got lost in the pages. It was surprisingly therapeutic, I'm not sure how long I sat there doing it but I finished five pictures and stayed within the lines....mostly. I felt completely relaxed after it, my head was emptied of all the usual crap mum's have floating around in there.
|no scribbles here!|
I think the next time I'm feeling a bit like a coiled spring I'll grab the crayons and take ten minutes to myself to get lost in the smell of wax and pencil sharpenings.