My daughter loves to go on treasure hunts, so this year I decided to put only the clues into the calendar, and hide the actual presents somewhere else. This is quite handy as it is very hot here this time of the year, and all chocolate would melt if left outside the fridge for long.
Crafts supplies are quite limited in Namibia and I normally don’t find what I have been looking for and have to improvise.
This is what I used for the calendar:
My trusted Russian-German dictionary (it is getting quite thin after I plastered several walls with its pages), small wooden pegs, brown envelopes used to pay out money to workers, little wooden numbers, glue, string, and some water colors
First I cut little hearts out of the pages of the dictionary
I started off by putting a pin into the little numbers to have something to hold onto when using them as stamps, but gave that up quickly and just used my fingers
I painted the little numbers red and stamped them onto the hearts
They didn’t have a ‘2’ at the crafts shop, so I made that one out of cardboard
After stamping the number on, I glued the heart to the envelope and closed it with
a little peg
a little peg
Using string and my daughter’s ‘Hello Kitty’ tape I put the calendar up in tree form and made a star on top out of the tape
And here is the finished product, not containing any clues just yet :-)
And seeing that I finally managed to paint the rest of the wall black, here is what it looks like now.
Wishing you a lovely Friday!