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Letter 'B' Colouring In Page 2
Here it is, a week late! But I have finally finished it and I must say, I am pretty happy with how it turned out.
I had mentioned in the last Alphabet Colour In series that I was going to aim for a fortnightly post, and I was on track...until my daughter past on her nasty germs and well, I needed some rest. Now I am feeling back on the road to recovery.
So I present to you, the letter 'B'.
This letter was inspired by a few little things in our shop that start with the letter 'B', including some new goodies that will be arriving soon! I always like to add a touch of nature as well (and anything else that tickles my fancy).
My daughter had to 'help' me out a little once she saw it - and now we have to pop it up on the fridge.
Click on the the link to start downloading your colouring in page (PDF document): Letter 'B' Colouring In Page.
I hope you enjoy it and please let me know if you have any feedback about the series - have you downloaded any yet? Do you want to continue seeing this as a regular thing?
Pencils - Lyra unlaquered Colour Giants Nature 18pk.
Valentine's Day Craft 0
I must admit, I have been a little bit of a Valentine's Day grinch in the past. I wasn't always like this, but as you start to grow and develop into real life, sometimes things that are not necessary fall to the the way side. Like celebrating Valentine's Day.
Recently, I have been thinking more about this day since my daughter was born because I want her to meet someone one day that thinks that she is their world and will go the ends of the earth to show her just how much she means to them. I believe that modelling this behaviour in our home environment - that if she see's her Dad and Mum showing how they value and appreciate each other, that this will hopefully be a quality that she will look for in a partner in the future.
So as a family we decided to celebrate this day together - to show each other how much we all love one another and that we are all special and valued. We will be doing a picnic lunch, some small gifts - handmade and/or bought ones, chocolate and some foraged flowers while enjoying each other's company.
I also want my daughter to be able to express her feelings and let other people know that she appreciates them - whether that be for their friendship or teaching her new experiences and skills at childcare. So I have created a little craft for us to do together, to hand out to her childcare teachers and close friends, just to say thank you for all of the love and caring that they show towards her and to show a little of that back.
I also want to thank you all for your love of this little shop of mine and share our little Valentine's Day craft with you.
Valentine's Day Craft Activity
- A4 Cardstock paper - colour of your choice. We used Kraft brown.
- small wrapped chocolates. We used Haigh's milk chocolate love hearts.
Step 1: Download the bunny and rabbit template here. Once you click on the link, the download will start. Print it out and make sure you select the landscape mode if your printer doesn't do this automatically. We used Kraft cardstock so that the cut outs are a little firmer.
Step 2: Cut out around the black outlines - ensure an adult does this for smaller children and always take care with scissors.
Step 3: Colour in your bunny and rabbit to give it a little pop of colour. Write a cute little Valentine's day message on the back.
Step 4: Place a small dot of glue on the center of each bunny or rabbit's chest. Then place a small wrapped chocolate in the centre of the rabbit or bunny's chest.
Step 5: Fold the rabbit or bunny's arms over the chocolate so that it is cuddling the chocolate. Put a small dot of glue on the bottom arm and press the top arm over so that it glues them together. Wait for it to dry.
Step 6: Gift this cute little bunny and rabbit to your Valentine's Day sweethearts.
I hope you all have fun with this craft and we would love feedback from you - did you love it? Do you want to see more of these crafts here on the blog?
We would love to see you playing and making our creations over on our Instagram and Facebook account - make sure you come and check us out over there. Use the hashtag #wildandwhimsicalthingsartsandcrafts so we can see them all.
**This craft activity is for personal use only. If you repost these images, please ensure that you credit Wild & Whimsical Things as the creator of this download and images.**
Valentine's Day gifts for the littlest loves 1
1. Petunia - Petite Dumye Doll. This forever doll has a special pocket on her back with a piece of linen for you to write some special words for your little Valentine.
2. Love Bug - Carl the XL Beetle Car from Oli & Carol. These natural rubber bath toys are super sized for lots of bath fun and makes a great display once play is finished.
3. An angel for your little angle - Gabriella is a Mini Bunny from the Maileg range and has some beautiful gold wings on her back (pst..check out the matching Angel wings we have too).
4. Flowers and jewellery - what more could you wish for? Crochet Flower Ring. This beautiful crochet flower ring is from Numero 74 dress up range.
5. You're Dino-mite! Numero 74 soft toy dinosaur. Perfect little gift for dinosaur lovers. The other great thing about this little toy is that it is made from felt and soft to touch.
6. You make my heart squeak! Little Brother Mouse in Box. A cute little matchbox mouse to keep safe and perfectly sized for little pockets and hands so that he can stay close by in times of need.
7. You float my boat. Oli & Carol Origami boat. Another beautiful bath toy - made from 100% natural rubber (from the Malaysian Hevea tree), it's a great little gift for bath time, teething and sensory play.
8. Lewis TOAD-ally loves you! Lewis the toad is the cutest and cuddliest best friend any little could ask for, he will make friends for life.
You can also see more of our suggestions for little Valentine's Day gifts in the shop now - just look for Valentine's Day under the Shop tab.
- Adrian Munro
Letter 'A' Colouring In Page 0
When I think back through to my childhood, I have so many fond memories of playing with toys and creating and imagining magical worlds.
One of my favourite memories was when I would pull out a beautiful pack of 72 Derwent pencils and a new colouring in book and colour in. I honestly thought I was THE best person at colouring in (and I may have won a couple of school prizes for it too). I loved picking out a perfectly white and crisp page with beautiful images of princesses, animals or other cartoons - I was quite particular about staying in the lines. I vividly remember lying down on the ground colouring in with my mum and getting quite upset that hers was perfect and I had gone slightly out of the lines, but hey, I was only 4 at the time.
I have been thinking more about what I can offer you at Wild & Whimsical Things that will make your experience here that extra bit special. I arrived at the decision of sharing my creativity and my joy for bringing back things that remind you of your childhood and something that you can indulge in with your children for a bit of family time.
So I am going to try for a fortnightly post here (a sneak peek over on Facebook first, so make sure you follow us there!) with a special downloadable colouring in page. I am going to start with an alphabet book, where you can download each letter and put them together when I am all done to create a little book. To start with, I am beginning with the letter 'A'.
You can download our first letter by clicking the link: Wild & Whimsical Things Alphabet Colour In - 'A'.
If I am travelling well with my plan (and mama life and my moonlighting as a Physiotherapist during the day doesn't get in the way), I will look at trying to make it a weekly event, with additions of special pages for days of celebrations (Valentine's Day, I'm looking at you next!).
What do you think of this plan? Would you like to see more of these in this space?
**Please note that these pages are for personal use only. Do not reproduce for sale or copy as your own. If you would like to share this download, go for it, but please link back to this post**
Wild & Whimsical Things - Happy Australia Day 36
Happy Australia Day
I feel very grateful that I have been born into this beautiful country, to have so much freedom in my life to choose to do the things that make me happy and not out of obligation. Part of this freedom is being able to run this little business and without everyones support through our social media channels and also by purchasing here online, I wouldn't be able to do this for our little family. So thank you!
To say thanks, I have made a free download of a colouring in page of things that remind me of an Australian summer - the perfect things to add to your Australia Day celebrations.
Click the link to start your download > Wild & Whimsical Things Australia Day Colour In <