We’re back into more of a routine of work in the morning and activities in the afternoon again, which is good for me and always better for the girls too. By the end of last week some form of demob madness had set in; my girls never have been good without a bit of structure and they aren’t any better at it now. It isn’t that they need to be especially managed or directed, they work fairly well in an independent, self directed sort of way, but they just don’t conform well to that stereotypical “autonomy equals miraculous high level education without a parent even breathing on them” thing.
This afternoon the girls had a go at using Tulip Fabric Paint which comes in a range of colours and has a 3D range too.
While I don’t subscribe to the fairly insane (if my schooling friends are to be believed – and I think they are!) school habit of turning everything into a bonkers Design project with endless hoops to jump through, I did get them to plan out some ideas first. Maddy often gets upset if her ideas don’t work out as she sees them in her head and Fran jumps in hastily, so this seemed a good plan. Fran did lots of drawings and learned to collect together a design sheet using Pinterest and Maddy came up with a couple of good ideas very quickly. She’d like to do design and she has a knack for grabbing a popular idea and interpreting it.
All the girls were very surprised at how easy it was to use the paint; I was surprised by the ways you can use them and how neatly they achieved the writing. And there was NO mess!
Big advantage to owning your own online arts and crafts store of course is you can do your own giveaways 😆 So here is the deal 🙂
Take a look in the Tulip Paint section of CraftMerrily and comment to tell me a craft idea you could do with any of the paints. You can link to a product, link to something somewhere else on the web you would decorate… anything you like. We’ll use the best ideas on a blog page to support the product (so please only participate if you are happy for us to do that.) A condition of entry is to come up with an idea for a craft 🙂
If you tweet a link to this giveaway, comment a second time to let us know.
If you Facebook a link, comment AGAIN to let us know!
If you blog a link COMMENT AGAIN to let us know!
I’ll use a randomiser to choose a winner and to save confusion, I’ll answer any queries at the bottom of this post.
I’ll give away 1 Starter Set of Six Bottles of Tulip Paint first and then another for each set of 25 comments and I’ll also pick a top craft and give a prize for that too.
Entries close Friday 13th May 2011 and the winner will be announced on the blog and you’ll need to check back to see if you won 😆