After all the wind we had over the weekend, on Monday morning we decided to get the craft box out and make a wind catcher that we could hang on our (now leafless) apple tree.
We’re not afraid of crafting with toilet roll tubes in our house, although I know outside the home it is frowned upon (I’m guessing it’s an Ofsted thing?!) Alternatively, kitchen roll tubes or tubes from the middle of gift wrap will chop up small and work just the same! We used wool, colouring pens and crayons, tissue paper and some shiny bits and bobs.
Whilst we were doing windy day crafts, I drew some lines on a piece of paper for Seth to cut and make a diamond shape. Voila- a kite! He decorated it and added some tissue paper strips to make the tail. I tied on some wool and we were all set.
We pulled on our wellies and warm coats and headed into the garden. Our wind sock blew about successfully in the wind. Our garden isn’t exactly ideal for kite flying but we had fun throwing it up in the air a few times and it survived to tell the tale so must have been well made.
After the poor weather this last week, it was good to get outside. Our garden is pretty much waterlogged so we had fun squelching on the grass then marching around the patio making muddy footprints. Seth got out his golf set and had a go at hitting the ball about.
After a while Seth decided it must be snack time – for me a hot brew was an exciting prospect, it seems to have got a lot colder outside all of a sudden – so we headed back indoors for elevenses just in time for Rory waking up from his nap.