A cool little competition flew into my inbox. A cruise ship building competition with no restrictions on what materials you can use.... awesome! And you know what, we haven't had a great big crafting session in ages. When I uttered the words 'wanna make a cruise ship' the kids jumped at the chance.... their poor little neglected crafty souls screaming for tape and paint!
Cakey took on the challenge of making a cruise ship with cardboard boxes. We always have a stack of boxes in our tub of stuff that would normally hit the recycling bin. Having a tub of empty boxes as well as various ephemera is soooooo useful for crafting and even, dare I say it, independent crafting.
Cakey decided stacking boxes was the way to go, securing them with sticky tape. She cut a door for the people and made a chimney with a massive plume of smoke, made from white tissue paper. Boo copied Cakey, as a little sister will, stacking two small boxes and adding a figurine person to sail her ship. Cakey added a life boat to her cruise ship. Sail boats are her speciality. She makes them using a styrofoam tray as the base and attachs a sail made from a straw and a piece of paper.
This project deserved paint. Cakey chose red, black and gold, Boo chose 'every colour paint'. I added some pva glue to the paint so that they could stick on some sparkles.
Cakey also got to try my new drawing tool - the white out pen. I have seen Alisa Burke use a white-out pen in her work and I have been intrigued to try it. Cakey got to it first and drew on the name of her ship and some windows. It worked a treat.
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