Making a gnome home

It’s fun setting up invitations to create like this one….

Placing things carefully to look inviting
and then waiting for the kids to spot them *grin*

I’d actually toyed with the idea of keeping these little houses as a project for me
but knew the kids would love painting them!

And I must admit, watching their faces when they did spot this little set up was a gift *smile*

  They used the pretty watercolours and went to work painting their little houses
I was pleasantly surprised that Dino Boy took his time and used his brush gently

And Little Miss Q glorified in the colours
Spreading them across the wood and watching them shine

Until they were both done
and there was a little paint splattered
but they seemed happy and satisfied with their creations

Next we will have the fun of deciding where they will live
And who might live in them!

Happy crafting,
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  • Reply Hannah White October 21, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Love the gnome homes!

  • Reply Kim Corrigan-Oliver October 21, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    They look great!

  • Reply milecar October 24, 2013 at 12:38 am

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  • Reply Theresa A October 24, 2013 at 5:54 am

    The gnome homes are such a fun idea. I love it!

  • Reply Jeanine H November 26, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Great post! My LO keeps asking to make a Gnome home for Gnomeo and Juliet Movie! This is great. Just wondering if you made these paints yourself (due to the baby food jars) & if you could share the recipe?

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts November 26, 2013 at 8:54 am

      Hi Jeanine, that’s a fun movie 🙂 The paints are actually watercolours… I add a dab or two to the jar and then add water before shaking 🙂

  • Reply Rachel~At the Butterfly Ball January 8, 2014 at 4:52 am

    What a fun idea I can’t wait to see who moves into the little homes! I’ve enjoyed watching your children grow and explore over the past few years here on your blog. ~Rachel

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