The Activities are designed for families to enjoy together.
Today its possible for every member of the family to enjoy one of the activities. Even a toddler can dab a bit of fabric into different colours and teenagers can experiment with using different techniques perhaps as a base for a textile project.
Children should always be supervised but then I believe that it’s so important that your kids see you enjoying participating in the activities and it’s so much more fun than just standing there making sure they don’t hurt themselves!
Try to prompt with open questions rather than saying ‘It will work better if you do this..’.
Your participation motivates and encourages them and they also see that making mistakes is part of the learning process. That you become more determined to get it right next time. Not to sulk and give up!
Today Alfie shows us the models he has made from Fir-cones and Georgie demonstrates how to do tie-dye and silk painting. She has experimented with using food colouring in place of proper fabric dyes and they worked great! Georgie and Maisie have made scarves out of the large pieces of fabric . They used the small silk samples to dress some spoon people.
Food, colouring stains everything especially fingers and it’s a devil to wash off som gloves and protective clothing are the order of the day!
An iron will be required so obviously adults need to take over here or, with older children it is a good introduction providing they are supervised. You never know maybe the boys will progress to ironing their own shirts!!
The use of food colouring was effective and so much cheaper . It offers children the opportunity to try out lots of different techniques without spending a bomb!
We rinsed our samples quickly before drying and ironing and the colour stayed well but I don’t think it would be any good for items that needed to be washed properly.
The challenge this week is to find out what happens to fir cones when it rains. Also why? We are going to make a weather station at Jumble House.
Maybe you can do too!
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