Star Gazing

The other week my friend Sam was due to come round for the afternoon for our usual tea / chat and for the kids to play.  As we've noticed recently that they seem to play nicely until about 4pm when all hell breaks loose this time she came prepared with distractions!

Sam is the master of kiddy crafts and not only did she arrive with a plan, she brought everything needed to create not one but three masterpieces. As it was the day that was supposed to be the best to see the Perseid Meteor shower the plan was to make telescopes, binoculars and rockets.

Armed with paints, toilet rolls, stickers and card she explained to two very excited children what they had to do.... and they actually listened!

We ended up with extendible telescopes - two kitchen rolls painted black, one inside the other and decorated with silver stars.

Binoculars - two toilet roll tubes painted and decorated, then stuck together and string attached.

Rocket ships - more toilet rolls this time painted blue, with red painted cardboard for the finishing touches.

Leo and I didn't actually get to see any of the meteor shower as he was in bed by that time.   I figured I'd probably not see any anyway and after looking for about 10 minutes I gave up and went to bed too!    Sam went home did manage to see some though, as did my Dad, although I don't think they were using the cardboard tubes!

Thanks Sam for keeping the kids happy, such a great afternoon and to top it all off the very yummy dinner you cooked us all afterwards!


  1. Susanne@babyhuddle28 August 2012 at 16:16

    How fantastic! Looks like you all had a wonderful time :)


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