(Goblin is 37 months)
This year I have ordered every single Christmas present on line, mainly from Amazon. If you are unfamiliar with the delights of Amazon's packing policy, they have a tendency to put tiny objects in oversized boxes and pack them out with reams and reams of thick brownish paper. Last week when I was drowning in the stuff I asked for suggestions from the Taming the Goblin Facebook gang on what to do with it. Many of you suggested making wrapping paper. So I thought I'd have a go with Goblin.
I decided to go with a simple Christmas tree stamp. I made two stamps - one simply cut from a scouring sponge and the other using 4 layers of craft foam stuck to the lid of a poster tube. The sponge worked much better as it absorbed the paint so you could stamp for longer and get a clearer outline.
Now Goblin has many wonderful attributes for which I adore him. But following basic instructions and sticking to a simple plan are not among them. So having shown Goblin the Christmas tree stamps and explaining the basic plan - "we will put green paint on the tray then stamp the christmas trees along this roll of paper" - Goblin set to work ..... doing something completely different.
First he decided our pallet lacked inspiration so instead of green Christmas trees he opted for black, pink, blue and sparkly silver glitter paint. All of which in true toddler style just ended up mixed together.
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