We have taken a different stance on #MakingHome over the last few days and I am excited to show you what me and my #MiniMakers have been up to. A few weeks ago we were invited to take part in the Cardboard Dream House campaign with Ocean Finance. Baby B (aged 4) was so excited when the house arrived and we wasted no time in putting it together. Armed with a brief dictated by Baby B, we set about creating his Cardboard Dream Home; with a little supervision from Littlest B (aged 2)
The house was relatively easy to put up with two identical pieces which just slotted together. The Little Bs were delighted to find that there was a door on each side and this provided entertainment for Littlest B whilst Baby B and I went over his plan.
|Unpacked and ready to go|
|Baby B helping put the house together|
|One house ready to decorate|
|Little Bs getting ready to be creative|
I had asked Baby B in advance "If you had to build a house, what would you use to build it?" He immediately referred to one of his favourite stories 'The Three Little Pigs'. After finding this picture he told me that he needed to make his house all different colours but he needed to make it with bricks so that the wolf couldn't blow it down! He also needed flowers, of course.
Armed with a rectangular sponge and red paint (at Baby Bs request because the brown in the picture wasn't bright enough) we started printing the bricks. Of course he soon got bored of this process and left Mummy B to it in favour of playing with all the other crafty bits we had out in preparation.
Baby B got back to work when it was time to paint the roof blue; his favourite colour. He was desperate for the house to look like the third little pigs and he wanted to make the edge of the roof 'curly' like in his book. We used a small round sponge to print circles along the front edge. He wanted to paint the sides of the roof brown because apparently the little holes were for birds to fly in and live in the roof and their favourite colour is brown. He painted the chimney brown too because it was brown in his book. He didn't want the front door to be the same as the bricks so he went for green because that is Mummy's and Daddy's favourite colour.
|Painting the roof blue and making the edges 'curly'|
|Painting the sides brown for the birds|
|A brown chimney just like in the book|
|A green front door for Mummy and Daddy|
|Getting ready to make window boxes|
|Making flowers for the window boxes|
|A carefully thought out creation by the Little B's|
|Two Little Bs enjoying their Cardboard Dream Home|
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