Tuesday, 17 July 2012

We made a Wall Mural - Olympics 2012 - at Mencap Braintree

Olympic Games Mural - London 2012

With Shaun at the helm, we made a wall mural to celebrate the fast approaching Olympic Games 2012.

Shaun sketched the layout and then the Mencap Art group glued on layers of tissue paper, representing the sky, the Thames, the athletic track and the swimming pool.

Cut-outs of athletes and swimmers were then stuck on and some flowers placed, representing Summer!

Shaun then painted in the London skyline (with a little artistic licence in play, as regards the order of same!) in black acrylic paint.

Tissue clouds completed the picture - it does rain in London, in Summer!

The Olympic Rings were then placed at the top - made by Thomas (see here)

10 days to go to the Opening...!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Make your own Olympic Rings!


Thomas (6yo Grandson) with his Olympic Rings
It is really easy to make your own Olympic Rings...

You will need...
5 Paper plates
Paint or other colouring medium in Blue, Black, Red, Yellow and Green.
Double-sided sticky pads

How to make...

Cut the centre out of each plate



Paint or colour the rings and leave to dry



Cut through the Yellow and Green rings (as above)


Link the Olympic Rings (as above) and join the cuts made in the Yellow and Green Rings with the double-sided sticky pads.

Using more pads, stick the rings together, so they stay in the formation (as above)

Hang them up and let's all celebrate
 the world coming together
in London
for the Olympic Games 2012...


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

First Sweet Peas...!

Billy's Sweet Peas
This morning here in Essex (UK) we had soft early morning rain. When it lifted, the sun came out and we picked our first Sweet Peas...

Can you smell their sweet fragrance??

Will be back with more craft soon...!