Monday, 29 October 2012

Colour my world

In an attempt to be crafty last week, I created a stained glass window for my soon-to-be toddler. He has made me see the world differently, so I figured it was time to repay the favour.

It's simply coloured cellophane cut to size and sticky taped to one of our windows, but it has altered an everyday view into something a little more extraordinary. With one row at crawling height (he's sitting, rocking forward, wriggling backwards, but I'm sure a proper crawl is coming soon) and another at standing height, it has been an intriguing addition to our lounge room for this little adventurer.

It has made me wonder even more what he must think of this world. I see a courtyard in need of a sweep, he might see an exotic jungle teeming with birds, twinkling webs and butterflies. I see shrubs and vines, he might see a green kaleidoscope of mint, olive, forest green and lime on every leaf.

Well, now he sees pink leaves too!

 
*Do you have any crafty ideas for toddlers you'd like to share?
 
 

7 comments:

  1. Fabulous idea, so fun! Look the photo of him taking it all in. Erinn x

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    1. Miss T would love it - it's particularly pretty in the afternoon sun when the colours dance on the carpet... minutes of entertainment :)

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  2. Great idea! Simple but very effective!

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  3. What a great idea! I wish we had a window low enough to do this for Matilda. We have just started craft in our place as well - so far we have made shakers with coloured rice and covered old boxes for climbing and building. Fun! Great timing on the article - I blogged about our fun yesterday too.

    We are also trying to make stepping stones using a flour & salt dough, putting Matilda's foot / hand print into it and baking. We haven't been completely successful as yet but half the fun is in trying!

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    1. Ooooh I tried the shaker too but think I need to glue the bottle lid closed, as it will be mayhem as soon as he figures out how to open that! I love your stepping stones idea - will watch with interest to see how they turn out. x

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    1. Thanks Anna - it's just a matter of time before he won't sit still enough to admire this little window, but it's keeping him entertained in the meantime which is great for me! x

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