It really does feel like this winter has lasted forever, it’s been so wet and as a result we haven’t spent much time outdoors which is something we usually do lots of in the summer. Luckily the kids are happy enough indoors so we do lots of crafting instead, it’s Cherry’s favourite thing to do and she is always making something. Quite often she does it on her own now and actually gives me craft lessons (it’s very sweet) but last week on a particularly horrible day I suggested we make a perfect holiday play scene.
I love setting up play scenes for the kids as to them it’s new toys, and all kids love new toys!
The beach play scene was really easy to put together and we just used things we have lying around. The swimming pool is made from a piece of felt, the people are made from pipe cleaners, the flowers had been lying around from an old craft project so we stuck them in some play doh to stand up. The parasol was made from putting a crocheted circle onto a lolly stick then standing it up in some play doh. The sun beds were made by wrapping some granny squares around some cardboard and the tiny book was just some paper stapled together. Cherry wrote a little story inside it.
Then the ski scene was made from an old cardboard box. I pulled it apart and used my glue gun to stick it into a ski run shape before painting it white and covering the sides in felt.
We made people out of pipe cleaners and the skis out of snapped half wooden lolly sticks, I used my glue gun to stick their feet on. Then we made daddy out of a wooden peg. I wrapped a pipe cleaner around his body, drew on a face and stuck him on a wider lolly stick for a snowboard.
I crocheted little triangles and stuck them on cocktail sticks to make the flags then poked little holes in the box and put a spot of glue from the gun in there to help hold them up.
I crocheted bigger triangles for the trees and stuck two cocktail sticks into the bottom before sticking them onto the box.
Then lastly we dotted some cotton wool balls around for snow.
It is so fun to play with as the people sometimes fall over much to the amusement of the kids! You could actually turn it into a game and take it in turns to see who can make it down without falling over.
Both of these holiday play scenes were made from materials we had lying around the house so next time you are stuck indoors on a rainy day why not rummage through your cupboards and see what play scene you can make!