Butterfly Suncatcher

On the days when TJ doesn’t have pre-school, we like to have some form of creative play organised for him.

This week, we decided to make a Butterfly Suncatcher to finally use up the sweet wrappers we have been saving since Christmas!

After printing off a template, the first job was to cut the butterfly out from a piece of black paper with a craft knife – obviously not something TJ was allowed to do!!

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Since buying our annual passes for the Weymouth Sealife Centre through the Dorset Echo, our little boy has become quite fascinated by sea creatures.

As it was a lovely afternoon, we decided to set up a painting activity in the garden. Using a washing up sponge, TJ applied poster paint onto some blue paper plates which were left over from his superhero birthday party.

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Dorset Scrapstore

We have always loved a good Scrapstore! When we lived in Devon, we frequently visited the local scrapstore to get bits and pieces to use during teaching practice either to take in the classroom or to make various resources at home.

As our little boy has got older, he has shown more of an interest in junk modelling so our mission was to find a local scrapstore in Dorset where we would be able to get hold of a range of materials to enable his imagination to run wild.


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