Paint, Glitter and Quality Time: My Captured Moment #toddlerapprovedTuesday

WARNING –  **Daddy – This post contains spoilers**

We’ve had a really busy couple of weeks. We’ve been to Geronimo, on holiday, had a car breakdown and bought a new car (new to us, not new new) and numerous play dates.

This week I got to have an extra day off work with my Little Miss, so I decided that we should stay home and have some quality time together… We decided to make some Father’s Day cards. One for Daddy, and one for each of her Granddads (she has three – lucky girl!)

I always remember making cards when I was little and my Dad always being really pleased. I love a home made card as time and love goes into the design… and they’re cheaper than shop bought ones especially if you already have craft items at home – at the moment we are totally skint (see reference above to new car) and can probably just about stretch to a few token Father’s Day gifts but not cards too.

So we spread the messy mat out on top of the sand pit outside, got out the paints, the glue and the glitter and had some fun.

Cleaning the red paint off Little Miss afterwards was less fun as she has literally painted both hands and arms up the elbows. See exhibit a on instagram... she then proceeded to touch everything. But looking back with a few day’s hindsight it was fairly funny.

I’ll remember our fun extra day together for a long, long time. Here are some snaps of my captured moment and some of the finished products:

Paint, Glitter and Quality Time: My Captured Moment written by katie haydock for life on vista street
We made the most of the sunshine whilst we had it… and I was less concerned about stray glitter outside.
Paint, Glitter and Quality Time: My Captured Moment written by katie haydock for life on vista street
Here she is choosing her glitter colours. I wanted to save the green for Christmas crafts but it’s one of her favourite colours so she insisted.
Paint, Glitter and Quality Time: My Captured Moment written by katie haydock for life on vista street
We made use of her little Trespass headscarf too. I picked this up in the sale in February for less than £3. It’s a little bit big so will last until next year hopefully.
Paint, Glitter and Quality Time: My Captured Moment written by katie haydock for life on vista street
Note the mountain of blue glitter and the orange paint in the hair? That’s just how we roll…
Paint, Glitter and Quality Time: My Captured Moment written by katie haydock for life on vista street
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I literally tore a handful of middle pages from a scrap book we already had and used left over items from Tucan boxes. I got the glitter a while back from Home and Bargain for less than £1 and the paint was part of a Christmas gift.

Little Miss had so much fun and I enjoyed helping her and letter her go wild with paint without worrying about the mess.

What did you get up to in the sunshine?

Thanks for reading: Paint, Glitter and Quality Time: My Captured Moment

Love and even more glitter than usual,

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12 thoughts on “Paint, Glitter and Quality Time: My Captured Moment #toddlerapprovedTuesday

  1. Oh lovely pictures Katie and I am sorry to hear about your car 🙁 I used to love making cards with the girls when they were little, they are very personal and I still have many of them. We painted in the sun too but it was fences and a BBQ, not nearly as exciting as cards. A lovely #MyCapturedMoment xx

    1. Aww thanks so much – I was very sad to leave my old faithful blue tin can behind.
      Anything involving mess and paint will entertain Little Miss 🙂 Thanks so much for the comment xx

  2. Hi Katie, no doubt all the men in Little Miss’s life will love their cards, much better than shop bought. I bet she had fun creating them too.

    #MyCapturedMoment

  3. What a thoughtful and lovely idea. I can’t wait until my little one is old enough so we can make fun things for people. #MyCapturedMoment

  4. So brave getting the glitter out! I love it but only save it for special occasions. The results are beautiful and looks like a lot of fun was had. Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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