What a busy week!
We have played with Oobleck, we have washed our floors, clothes and bodies. We have made a Chameleon Tree. We have hung the laundry. We have played with playdough. We have ‘fished’ for numbers. We have danced to Rafi. We made I Spy bottles. We dug in our sandbin. We went on a lunch date. We have read, read, read and read. We have also made a little craft that was swimming around in my head for ages, and I am really happy with how it turned out.
I am sure I have mentioned it before, but Aodhan wasn’t born in either mine or Kevin’s home country. He was born in Brussels, Belgium while both Kevin and I were working abroad. To add to this, Kevin and I are from different countries as well. I am Canadian and Kevin is from England. Needless to say, we call many places home, and although we reside in Toronto, Canada, our hearts are all around the world.
I wanted to make this more visual for Aodhan (though, thanks to Skype, we have always stayed deeply connected with our families in other parts of the world), and I thought that since he has been so interested in maps lately, that I could help him make a craft that demonstrated his different homes.
We started by printing out maps from Belgium, Canada and the UK. We cut these guys into little pieces and kept them in their exclusive piles.
I painted three different canvasses with two coats of acrylic craft paint.
I cut out a quick heart template and traced a heart in the middle of each painted canvas.
Aodhan used his mad Mod Podge skills to sticky-up the middle of each heart and then we filled in the heart with the bits of map. I added a final coat of the Mod Podge that covered the entire canvas.
Once they dried I popped them over the door frame of our little kitchen (the heart of our home) and admired our crafty work.
I am linking this up to Tatertots and Jello’s Weekend Wrap Up – my first time!!!