I've teamed up with Eco Monkey and trialed the Kneado and 'Everything paint'. All opinions are 100% my own.
Life is a bit too busy sometimes. Unleashing a bit of creativity, or at least nurturing it in others is a good way to slow down and focus on the moment. Over the last few weeks we have been using the Kneado and the 'Everything paint' from Eco Monkey. Eco Monkey is a NZ owned business and their products are natural, allergy free and sustainable.
On Sunday morning I woke up to the sound of L. and E. talking to each other and calling out for me. This is pretty normal in our house. The problem was that it was 5.20am and I was already feeling tired from a few weeks' worth of broken sleep thanks to winter illnesses and a particularly tiring week at work. I really did not want to get up, but with it being my husband's turn to be sick, it really had to be me to get up, so I did.
By 8.30am the three of us had eaten breakfast, were dressed and there were four loads of washing ready to be hung on the line. The sun was shining, and my two little helpers were eager to come outside with me. L and E played hide and seek while I hung out the washing. They had spent the week mostly inside so were really enjoying being outside in the fresh air. And, I have to say fresh air is one of the best remedies for a tired parent (or person for that matter). The day stretched before us and so we decided to do some painting on the driveway. I had seen Michelle's post on homemade paint brushes, so I suggested that we made our own. We gathered some string and ribbon from inside and then some flax leaves, sticks and other leaves to make our brushes. There was a lot of excitement from the opening of the paint packaging, choosing what paints to make up first, making them up and then getting to paint with them. L. painted a thunderstorm and E. enjoyed dropping flowers into the paint, painting the driveway and her legs.
|Flax frond (for painting with) and two of the colours of the Everything Paint in hand, and E is ready to get started.|
|Early morning sun, coffee, and two little artists.|
|L. painting a thunderstorm|
|E enjoying pressing shapes into the pink Kneado.|
|L creating a robot dinosaur. |