Thursday, 31 March 2011

Suncatchers!

There is nothing Emily enjoys more than a good craft session and I bought her a suncatcher craft set to work on recently.  Everything she needed was in the kit - two suncatchers connected to a key chain and tubes of coloured gel.  

We started working on craft projects together in early 2010 when Emily was about two and a half years old.  When we first started, we would go to craft shops/ stands in shopping centres like Thomson Plaza and Emily would use the gel paint provided to make window stickers.  Each project would cost about $5-$8, which was a fair price to pay for an activity that kept Emily occupied for a good half hour or so.  I felt the craft projects were fun keepsakes and I also noticed that Emily's attention span got longer and longer over time. When we first started, her mind would wander and she would spill paint into the "wrong" section or blend the colours when she hadn't meant to do this.  However, as time went on, she became more focussed and would concentrate for longer on each project.  Sure beats television, don't you think?

Working on the swan suncatcher
Pretty fish!

The finished products - we had to leave them out to dry overnight

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