Wednesday, 18 February 2015

'Pastel Pebble'

Today the sun is shining, not a cloud in sight and absolutely no excuse to stay indoors! With this very rare day and probably the first lovely day since 2015, Leon and I decided to visit the beach.
Daddy went back to work again for another week so we always need something to pass the time with plenty of activities to show off for when he gets back!
We decided to pack a picnic seeing as collecting pebbles was going to be hard work for a 1 year old! Pasta with peas and creamy sauce (Leon's favourite picnic pasta). With a 40 minute walk to the seafront we decided to pack a bucket & spade to help collect and explore!

The beach was windy but lovely and we saw Daddy's ship so we waved (even though he was sleeping in his cabin). We still waved him bye bye and then began to explore and scoop some wonderful and odd shaped stones. (Flat ones where ideal for our project later on!)
After exploring and having finished our pasta, we decided it was time to go home.


I have kept some wonderful Italian oil pastels from college and they where perfect for this little quiet time project! I prepared Leon's 3 favourite pebbles and gave him his oil pastels - the great thing is he doesn't have to press very hard as they are so vibrant and easy to draw with!
He was doing this for a good 15-20 minutes which is still a great amount of time to learn and explore colour and as a beginner in colouring in and realising his crafty side this was still a great activity.
And here it is, Leon's Masterpiece. We called it, 'Pastel Pebble'.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes it is the simple things that mean so much - this is wonderful; Thanks so much for linking up to the parenting pin it party.