Guest Room great for lit­tlies

Cre­ate an au­tumn art­work

Kapi-Mana News - - PARENTING -

It is au­tumn al­ready (yes, I too won­der how we man­aged to skip sum­mer), and soon the leaves will start chang­ing colour and fall­ing to the ground in gor­geous piles of rusts and reds.

I was in­spired to cre­ate this au­tumn art­work at a friend’s wed­ding re­cently where a tree had been drawn on art for guests to ‘‘sign’’ with their fin­ger­prints as a novel take on a guest book.

I thought that it would be a great art ac­tiv­ity to do with kids, par­tic­u­larly as a unique ( what’s more unique than your fin­ger­print?) gift for Mother’s Day when framed.

Yes mum, if you’re read­ing this, you will be re­ceiv­ing one.

I found all the ma­te­ri­als at Pete’s Em­po­rium for less than $10.

The lit­tle stamps came in sets of four co- or­di­nat­ing colours.

Bai­ley loved this art ac­tiv­ity – it was easy and ef­fec­tive.

I think we will do trees for each sea­son and frame them to­gether. ing ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able to en­ter­tain, as well as a kids’ menu.

There are chang­ing fa­cil­i­ties in both the women’s and men’s toi­lets so you can still have the ‘‘it’s your turn to change them’’ ar­gu­ment when there as a fam­ily.

Tues­days, Wed­nes­days and Thurs­days is when the guest room is avail­able for par­ents with ba­bies to re­lax, with Amy on hand to help out.

And Suz is in to give neck and shoul­der mas­sages be­tween 10am and 12pm on Tues­days and Thurs­days.

I’m also told that it’s a great place to go with the kids for brunch at the week­end as they have craft ta­bles, colour­ing com­pe­ti­tions, face paint­ing and toys to keep the kids busy.

So next time it’s your turn to host the cof­fee group meet up just give them the ad­dress for the South­ern Cross. 39 Abel Smith St, Welling­ton. the­cross.co.nz

For more in­for­ma­tion on child friendly cafes, ac­tiv­i­ties and events in our re­gion see tod­dler­in­tow.co.nz

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