It only feels like we are just getting over Christmas and now we are talking about the Easter Bunny. I suppose it is hard to ignore when Easter eggs have been on the shelves since Boxing Day! However, with Easter being around the corner, it means the weather should soon be on the turn. I have already started to see the first signs of spring with tiny snowdrop shoots popping up in the local woods. Such a pretty time of year.
Soon the only thing that will be on our little ones minds is whether the Easter Bunny will come and how much Chocolate they will get but this year I am trying to teach the very basics of why we celebrate Easter by making Easter cards with the girls with a simple explanation. They love art and craft activities and if you mention the word ‘painting’ then the excitement reaches an all-time high! But in all honesty I know I don’t do as much of this type of activity as they would like.
As a teacher, and now as a mother I am always searching for new art and craft ideas to make with my children and so this year, to embrace the messy play with the twins, together we have made a few different cards as examples of those you could make with your toddler or child. And in order to keep the mess under control just a little, we have teamed up with Messy Me, the makers of art tunics and oil cloth table cloths (along with many other practice baby products). Take a look at their products in the photos below. Poppy and Tabitha are modelling the tunics and oil cloth table cloth – Don’t they look great and so perfect for the job!
The first card we made was a very simple finger printing Easter chick card. This is a good simple card to start with. All you need to do is dip your child’s finger in the paint, and make 3 finger prints. Depending on the child’s age, either they or you can add the detail. On this occasion, I did.
The Chick Family
Following on from the same theme as above – chicks, this cards allows your little one go mad with the finger painting.
The girls love painting their hands, so I had a search for some hand print Easter card ideas. We started by practicing the cards together. I showed the girls how to paint their hand and make a hand Print.
They then had a go themselves.
Once we got the hand print onto card and it had dried, we painted on the pink ears and I drew the features on.
Easter Egg Card
For this final card, I drew some small egg shapes on a piece of paper, and using a paintbrush the girls painted them. I gave them a selection of colours which they enjoyed mixing up! This was really good for their fine motor skills and pencil control.
I then cut the shapes out for the girls and we stick them onto a larger egg together.
Messy Me is a family owned business, set up in based in Farnham They sell a range of stylish weaning accessories – fully wipe clean and in gorgeous colours and designs to help keep your home looking lovely with messy little ones around. Messy Me has children in mind. With the owners little ones making a mess EVERY DAY, she wanted its products to look good in the kitchen and make life much easier – not add to the workload.
Messy Me design and manufacture a range of oilcloth products, including high chair cushions, splash mats, bibs, aprons and more…. All are made using soft, high quality, easy clean fabric sourced from Denmark. All have been inspired by experiences as a mum with 3 little ones who loved making a mess – good quality, lovely looking products which really do make clearing up after messy little ones quicker and easier.
In the photos above, Poppy and Tabitha are modelling the tunics and oil cloth table cloth.
The Messy Me tunics are perfect for the toddler age group. They are beautifully stylish and the oilcloth is available in a range of gorgeous designs and colours to cater for every style choice. Whether you are doing art and craft or eating breakfast, they protect your children’s clothes superbly. Messy Me is made from hardwearing oil cloth, that is easily wipe able and they can even be washed occasionally in the washing machine at 30 degrees.
Keep your little ones looking lovely at messy mealtimes with the gorgeous, easy clean tunic bibs.
- Beautifully soft, wipe clean fabric – very comfortable for little ones
- Extra protection for very messy meal or playtimes
- Designed with an open back and no arms to allow more movement and keep your child cooler
- Easily rolls / folds up so ideal when travelling – very compact and one tunic bib will last the whole holiday
- Velcro neck fastening
- Fully wipeable fabric AND hems
- Simply wipe clean after use with a wet wipe or damp cloth
- Suitable for machine washing at 30C if it gets really grubby
- Fits ages 1-3 years approx.
- Our fabric meets Oeko-Tex Standard 100, is BPA and phthalate free
Oil Cloth Table Cloths
The Messy Me oil cloth table cloth is perfect for any table big or small as it come made to measure! There are also some fabulous designs so something for everyone’s liking. It is thin enough to simply fold away and can be stored without taking up much room. This hard-wearing oilcloth is perfect for the messiest toddler or child as it is a hardwearing oil cloth, that is easily wipe able and they can even be washed occasionally in the washing machine at 30 degrees.
- Fabric width 140cm
- For indoor or outdoor use
- Has a lovely gloss finish, which is harder wearing
- Is resistant to most stains – but not completely foolproof.
- Not heat resistant. Please do not place very hot items directly onto the oilcloth
To take a look or to order any products from Messy Me, just CLICK HERE. You won’t be disappointed!
Here are a few other pictures of when our tunics have saved our clothes…
** The tunic and the oil cloth were gifted to us for the purpose of this post but all thoughts and opinions are Popitha’s.