Friday 21 March 2014

Tots 100 and Center Parcs March Challenge - Flower Painting!

As soon as I heard about the March Bloggers Center Parcs Challenge from Tots100, I just knew we had to join in. Not that there's any chance of us not taking part in any of these monthly challenges... but what I mean is that the challenge itself sounded right up our street, one of my favourite activities to do with my girls (unlike poetry, which I had a stab at in a previous post but actually quite surprised myself with!).

This month's challenge was Painting Flowers. We were so lucky with the lovely mild Spring weather last week that I knew it would be the perfect time to get out into the park to gaze at flowers, then into the garden for some painting.
We laid an old sheet and a mat down and the girls spent a very happy hour in the sun experimenting with different pictures and styles. 

Center Parcs' Creative Crafter, Emma Hull, gave some brilliant tips for painting flowers in her post. We liked this tip of hers the best: 
'find materials around the house to add to the painting, giving it a 3D effect.' 
As you can see, we managed to include twigs and straws, and could actually have kept going all day with tissue paper and crafty bits and pieces.

Fingerprint painting was voted the most fun by Sasha, who did both a blossom and a daffodil picture, and all paintings were topped off with some very special fairy glitter!

Earlier in the day, Sasha had already decided to make some tissue paper flowers, and so with Tamsin's help she did just that. Then they found and decorated some old tubes to turn into vases to put the flowers into. Their creativity always amazes me!

Sasha turned her playroom into a cafe and served food to all her soft toys at their tables with flowers! Such fun.

Meanwhile, Tamsin had produced her first flowers painting - a lovely watercolour of daffodils in a vase. Loved it!

This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 March Challenge. If I'm chosen, I would like to visit Elveden Forest.

All my previous posts about the fabulousness that is Center Parcs free smileys :
Center Parcs Family Blogger Club 
Center Parcs November Challenge 
Center Parcs December Challenge 
Center Parcs January Challenge 
Center Parcs February Challenge