Just before Christmas the kind folk at CleverPatch shipped a big box of crafty fabulousness for me to share with the little humans in my life.
While we have no grandies of our own, we do have two great nieces and a great nephew, Miss A (6), Miss E (5) and Master S (3), thanks to the work of my amazing niece E and her husband A. They’re the cutest, cleverest chillens in the whole wide world and we’re blessed to have them in our lives.
Now, Christmas 2014 zoomed around faster than ever before (did anyone else notice that?) and, before we knew it, the cutest little chillens were back at school and kinder and my plans for a holiday afternoon of crafty fun were thwarted.
Then there were consecutive cases of chicken pox (!) and a bit of travelling (them and us).
All the while the CleverPatch box languished on the bed in our guest room, waiting to strut its stuff.
Easter soon loomed on the calendar (what is it with religious holidays?) along with our family’s traditional Good Friday pagan barbecue (don’t judge). Perfect opportunity.
So, I grabbed the CleverPatch box by the horns and busied those chillens for a few hours.
What fun they had with Porcelain & Glass Markers, Ceramic & Terracotta Markers and an array of blank canvases: pots, hangers, plant markers, votive candle holders, coffee mugs and more. They drew and created and coloured up a perfect storm, making very little mess as they went.
The chillens (and the bigguns) voted the colours bright and rich and the application on the various surfaces ever so simple (and much more fun than the adult conversation).
Their work on the glass and porcelain products will be permanent … the markers are designed to be oven-baked to cure them onto the products. They’re keepers (the creative masterpieces AND the chillens).
Here’s a little of what they got up to.
Even Ms K (26) got in on the fun.
Smiles all ’round. And I’ve left them with a box of CleverPatch products for next time they get the urge to create. Thanks CleverPatch.