Creativity (weekly/daily post #9) *long post – more photos*

So this week my son had a stone age dress up day as a nice ending to their learning of the stone age. We had to be creative spend as little as we could and look authentic…

His dress up day was Wednesday, I had to buy stuff to be able to create such a costume… So we ended up doing a last minute costume making Tuesday night! We wasn’t able to get stuff on Monday due to my son feeling unwell after school, so Tuesday after school we went to look at some fabric and found 3 faux fur animal printed fabrics which my son really liked and chose. We went home and then after dinner and putting the little one to bed me and my son set to work on hand making his costume for stone age day!

This was the first time making a proper costume or clothing and working with fabric like this so of course I had ideas, doubts and weren’t sure if it would turn out okay or as planned… But it seems when I set my mind to something and I give it my all – time, concentration, creativity and effort, I can really surprise myself and today I am so proud of myself! And my son was so happy with his costume he thinks I should do my own costume making/designing business!

Here is the build up of what I had to work with and how it turned out;

And here is how it looked altogether; (I’m being brave posting a pic of my boy so please be nice)

As you can see he was being very fierce and happy and ready to be a cave man for the day the only thing I forgot to do was muddy him up a bit but since it was raining on the way to school it would have washed off anyway. There were a few minor problems on the way to school due to the costume, it all turned out okay though. But then on my way home I had new ideas of what I could have done to make it better haha sods law really… Ah well.

I have done this many times before… Got an idea, created it the night before and it takes me all night making it look good! Here are a few projects I have done with my son for his school – the ones I could find the photos of;

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Elephant mask before color
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Elephant Mask for Animal Day

This was an elephant mask I made for my son when he was in year R (reception)(which I have never done before -never drawn an elephant and never made a mask!) I was proud of myself for this although he didn’t keep it on for long but he did love it.

They also had a space day and they got to choose which ever space thing they wanted to be dressed up as… My son of course wanted to be a space rocket! Now I thought about this long and hard and the school only gave us 3 days notice! (How the hell am I suppose to come up with a space rocket costume in such short time!) Here is the plan ideas and the build up to the result;

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Idea of the costume
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Starting points of the costume
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The fire I made for the blasts
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Bubble wrap to make it comfy for his arms to go through
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Deciding where to put the fins

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Making the fins of the rockets with the fire
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Looking at the fins with fire next to the rocket side

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Making the rocket point and the window
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Foiling and painting

 

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Letting it dry
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Adding the fire

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Rocket costume laying on the sofa after drying
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The result!

 

 

 

 

 

 

took me all evening, night and half of the early morning to complete it all and only got 2-3 hours sleep after creating it and before getting ready for school. He wore it too school and had a class assembly too… The only problem was i didn’t think about how he would be able to sit down where it! was a bit awkward for him haha but he loved this costume and loved everyone telling him they liked it… I even had parents come up and ask me to do their children’s costumes in the future!

This had to be the best costume I have ever done! (Until recently…)  Then there was a a garden project in year 1; 

Garden Example
Example 1 (from the school)
Garden Example
Example 2 (from the school)

Here are the build up of our garden project to the result; 

our idea
Our plan ideas
box
We started with our box
birds
These were our birds

 

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Starting our trees
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Green trees
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Pink blossom trees
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The background

 

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Swing
swing 2
Corner of garden 1
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Garden result (front view)
other side 1
Corner of garden 2
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Overview 
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Side view

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The result (over view)

Then there was a day in year 1 where the parents went to their children’s class and helped make Tudor houses… I missed this do to an appointment but when I got to the school at home time my sons teacher told me I could take some boxes from the class and take home to build one with my son… I went home that day and we made a Tudor house from a picture I found I liked… It took me all night but I loved the way it looked!

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This is where I got the idea from

I couldn’t find the original photos i took after i made it but managed to find it and it wasn’t battered as much as it Thought so took some more to show you how it turned out. 🙂

Then  another time in year 1 my sons class got given homework which was to build the London Tower Bridge and we only had the weekend to do it…

Here is how it it turned out;

I even made it so it was a working bridge!

As you can probably see, being creative can be very messy work but also fun and crafty! With all these projects I have done I have been very proud of myself and the things I can accomplish in such a short time.

Thank you for taking the time to read and see what I have done and I hope you enjoyed it!

x Emz x

Author: Emz

I'm a 28, ambitious full time mum of two amazing and funny children. I try to live a happy simple life but of course there can be drama even if do try to avoid it. A lot does go on with Family and friends and I try to blog as often as I can because this is a good way for me to write what I'm thinking, feeling and helps me remember things that go on and writing it down on a piece of paper doesn't do myself any justice I need to be honest with myself and if blogging is the way forward for me then so bit it. If you happen to come across my blog and actually like and follow it thank you very much. :D I have had to make strong and hard decisions in my life and I have come out stronger and wiser every time. I'm shy, opinionated and can be socially awkward at times but I am trying to build up my confidence and I just want to share with you my life story if you are willing to listen and I am only too happy to do the same for anyone else who wants me to know :) I try to be as honest, open and kind as I can in life. - My aim is to Blog every day whether I am able to keep up with that well we shall see :)

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