|Handpainted Christmas Decorations|
|Top - My Snowman, Bottom - Left is my mum and little girl's joint effort, Right is my little boy's creation (with some help from me)|
As well as capturing my little darlings paws onto ceramic once again, we also had a go at creating some festive pieces. After a shaky start with both kids insisting on painting their snowmen black of all colours, the control freak in me took over. Snowmen are white and I want some semblance to reality here! So, the black was washed off and using 'I'm teaching the kids' as an excuse I got myself a snowman to paint too. Watching me, my little boy copied as we applied each colour in turn. Getting stuck in with the kids is a lot of fun, but it really does help the kids to have someone to copy and model from.
|Handprint decorated plate|
Ceramic cafes are dotted around the country, so if you like this idea why not find one near you and get creative creating a personalised gift for someone special or even for you to keep - it's a lovely way to capture and remember those dinky hands and feet!
|Footprints on a Ceramic Plate - a lovely gift to Grandma and Grandad|
Thank you once again to Helen of Glazey Days in Fleetwood for letting my kids and I run riot in her ceramic painting studio.
If you own or know of a ceramic or pottery painting place, please feel free to leave details or a link in the comments.