UNLEASH THE MESS!
This Easter holidays, reel back the rules and roll out the fun
Is there anything better for children than being on school holidays? Yes. It’s when mum and dad not only let you get messy, but encourage it.
This Easter holiday break, put down some old newspaper, throw on smocks or old shirts and sit down with the kids for some good old-fashioned messy fun.
Whether it’s finger-painting, craft with all the beautiful autumn leaves that have fallen, or painting some flower or herb pots for the garden — make it fun!
Nobody will remember the white shirt that was ruined in 2017, but the kids will remember that fun day on the Easter holidays when they had their parents’ undivided attention and had the chance to unleash their inner creative. If the kids are quite young, try water based paints. For older children using an oil-based paint and thinner brushes will give them greater creative options for designs.
Painting something that lasts, such a flower pots or teracotta ornaments that can be purchased at little expense from nurseries, discount stores or homewares stores, means the family can admire their handicrafts for years to come.
These artistic exploits can be used as doorsteps, bookcase ornaments or even placed around the garden.
They are also sure to be a source of entertainment in years to come as the kids grow up, and look back at their mishappen designs from their younger years.
So this school holidays help unleash your children’s inner creatives...and don’t be surprised if you find your own in the process.