Have a laugh at this school holiday ‘craft’ idea – Laugh Link

I’d much rather spend an entire week toilet training 8 three-year-olds than do craft with my kids for an extended period of time.

Sure now that my oldest is six she pretty much does it herself, but the younger boys need help and I am no saint and I have no patience.

Craft is done at daycare and kindy and I have pretty much trained the kids not to ask me to paint or to ‘make something cool out of this box’.

However, I was searching through the 35,000 pieces of artwork that I haven’t had the heart to throw out and I came across this beauty!

this is me!

This is something my son did at daycare a little while ago and it gave me such a smile that I just had to keep it! And I may or may not have told him that he was my favourite child.

Anyway, it’s quite accurate funny that he picked out Charlize Theron as me, Robert Pattinson as my husband, a boy upside as himself and his young brother as that boy on the hip of the women who looks like she’s in the nude.

His sister is that ‘star pick’ girl on the left, I’m not sure who she is.

Talk about a keepsake – in fact I plan to frame it and in years to come look back at myself and marvel at how I have changed!

If you want a masterpiece such as this hanging in your home – just follow these instructions:

You will need:

  • Trasy magazines
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Lots of paper
  • Some willpower in regards to steering your child away from a star you think looks nothing like you.
  • A sense of humour in case your child picks a photo of a man with long hair as someone who looks like you.
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Mind you I wouldn’t mind if my kids thought I looked like Josh or Keith, they be fine!

Instructions:

Make yourself your favourite drink, give kids a magazine, scissors and ask them to flick through and find a person that looks like every member of their family and stick it on a piece of paper.

If they do it too quickly, reassign them to find a picture of everyone in their class and their teacher.

Again if they mow through this task too fast simply get them to make a collage of all the people in their neighbourhood.

To enjoy even more ‘you time’ get them to find photos of animals that look like their pets or friend’s pet or a pet they want.

Makes:

A bit of mess but should keep the kids amused for at least 30 minutes – an hour if you have a big family with lots of cousins, aunties, step relatives etc.

The best part is that it will hopefully give you a laugh at yourself… unless of course your child cuts out this photo and says that it reminds them of you.

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Keen to give this a shot?

If you do please let me know how it went or write about it and link it up here!

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Comments

  1. My girls are possibly too old for this and would have far too much fun at my expense but it would be an hilarious exercise all the same.

  2. Ha ha, sounds awesome. Does this mean I have a legitimate reason to buy trashy mags? Woo hoo!

  3. Love that you’re Charlize Theron. Your son did a great job!! Oh and I think the ‘Star Pick’ is Lauren Conrad, who is stunning, so clearly you and your daughter are genetically blessed x

  4. I thought that picture of Cherize Theron was you. Surely?

  5. Funny but a great idea at the same time. I love your extension ideas. You actually do have a passing resemblance to Charlize x

  6. I reckon this would be a hoot with my grown up children xmas day… they already think I’m nuts so telling them this is our after lunch activity would result in knowing sideways glances, secret eye rolling and finger rolling pointing at their temples… I can only imagine the delightful stunning pics they would choose of me and their siblings! Especially after partaking in a few alcoholic beverages!!!

  7. Well obviously you and Charlize are twins seperated at birth! I’d be a bit afraid of what my Mr 5 would come up with for me. Probably a picture of Susan Boyle. Thanks for the giggles. xo

  8. What a great idea! Tough if it backfires though…

    My husband was only just saying the other day that we need to do more craft with the 1-year-old. I said “No way Mister, that’s what daycare is for”.

    When I can stop wasting time picking up chewed food off the floor after every meal time, there might be time for craft.

  9. I’d definitely be framing that one!

  10. This is absolutely adorable! I think as women we tend to be so hard on ourselves in terms of self-image, and yet our kids see us as these absolutely beautiful goddess-types! It would be so nice to see ourselves through their eyes all the time.

  11. Haha!! My 3.5 yo pointed at a man in my newsfeed on facebook last week and asked if it was me… It will definitely be interesting to see who she thinks I resemble 🙂 Charlize and you… I can see that 🙂

  12. Brilliant! Perhaps to spice it up just a little use SUPERGLUE. A 30 minute activity can turn into an entire afternoon in A & E.

  13. I can’t wait for my girls to do this activity! I think it’s fabulous!

  14. I like this idea Em. I don’t have any trashy mags laying around, so our family would be made up of junk mail catalogue people. Trash. Junk. Meh. At least we will be well dressed! They are so not having my gardening and cooking mags.

  15. Give my kids the toy catalogues, a pair of scissors and some blank paper and you won’t hear from them for at least 17 minutes. This is a secret Mums craft activity, also used by grandmas everywhere…there is also no glitter involved.

  16. One day (when my eldest was younger and obviously much sweeter, and potentially in need of an optometrist appointment) we walked past a newsagent and he asked why I was on the cover of one of the magazines. Bless. I do like this craft idea.

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