This year has absolutely flown by and I can’t believe that my little one is finishing Year 3 already. (No longer a little one) It only seems like moments that she was starting school at all!
Anyway with the end of term comes all the regular craziness, mostly around the school fair, which was a little different this year as it was arranged by the parent group instead of the school staff. As such it was mainly lots of games for the children to play and a barbecue. I didn’t have a craft stall of goodies this year, but I did manage to bake some biscuits (my third bake of the weekend) for the cake stall. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t too favourable, so most things had to be brought inside.
I was roped in to run the craft table and spent a good couple of hours with a steady stream of under 7s making bee deely boppers, flip-flop keyrings and decorating pencil cases (all from Baker Ross). I’d recommend the bees, very cute and the kits include everything you need. They are great for little ones, although they will need adult help in attaching the springs to the headband. I also struggled removing the papers from the back of the googly eyes, but the kids didn’t seem to have any problem at all!
We also had the obligatory ‘pot goody’ stall and Alice made her’s this year filled with homemade paper windmills and decorated with paper grass, bees and butterflies. She didn’t win her class prize, the winner made a sandcastle out of hers!
The school fair always signals the end of term, so after we had helped pack everything away, it was time for getting end of term cards and presents sorted out for the class teacher and teaching assistants. This year we’ve had two teachers and two teaching assistants as they had swimming lessons and one of the TAs is a trained swimming instructor. I’ve tried to stick to the same sort of thing each year for the teachers , so I made some new apple thank you cards, this time using a new die set I bought a few weeks ago. It’s an apple from the Market Fresh collection by Spellbinders. It’s certainly taken the hard work out of cutting out individual apples! I think I will have some fun with these over the summer.
I also made four little knitted apple keyrings. These are so cute and pretty simple to make too, just a ball with embroidered details, a crochet chain stem and a small knitted leaf.
My daughter then made a little tag for each one with her teacher’s name and a personal message from her. Very cute.
Well, it’s another year over and six weeks now to fill up with lots of activities, and I’m hoping for a lie-in or two!
Happy Summer crafting