So what would I recommend for a rainy day? Crafting, of course. I'm not saying it's going to lower your blood pressure or anything (is it just me who sighs inwardly when the tub is tipped again? I mean, they're 9 and 7 now, not toddlers...) but it always gives them great pressure so it's worth a go.
If you are only semi-creative (like me), and are never quite sure what to do with the oodles and stacks of 'bits 'n' pieces' shoved in a cupboard, I'd suggest cheating for a change. The www.greatgizmos.co.uk website is choc full of great activities for the children (adults allowed to take part too) and we've been having fun with quite a few of them over the past few months.
Today has been a mammoth effort with fairy and pet making, and flowerpot painting - such fun! as Miranda's mum would say.
Take a look at the girls' efforts (I abstained, but only because I had to be on standby with the wipes):
All these products are good value with the majority of craft kits ranging from £8.95 to £11.95. They make great party gifts too, worth bearing in mind for when the term starts again (ssshh, naughty words!). A great way to while away a few hours!
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