I know it's only September, but I'm already thinking ahead to Christmas.
Many shops already have their Christmas decorations in and I noticed my local supermarket also has a lot of Chrissy type stuff...although they seem to have had Christmas mince tarts in all year round. No doubt the price will go up when we get nearer to the December 25.
Anyway..... Christmas is a toy free zone at our place. I don't buy the kidlets toys or 'rubbish" at Christmas, or for their Birthdays for that matter... there's so much "crap" out there and I stay right away from it.
But I do like to make a bit of an effort for them, so this year I thought I'd kick things off with special bottles for their drinks
I bought some little bottles from my local $2 shop and some Pebeo porcelain paint from Spotlight and used the end of a bamboo skewer to make the polka dots. I filled this one with milk so the dots were distinct
I made a blue one as well....
The store I went to had a very limited colour range, so I'll head to another branch this week to check out their colours because I also want some green.
I haven't used this paint before, but the instructions say after applying it and allowing it to dry for 24 hours, you just put it into a preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes. That way it'll be dishwasher safe. Bonus!
Add a couple of colourful straws and you have a nice little drink bottle
Books, pencils, crayons, sketch pads, paints and some nice clothes will be in their Christmas stockings this year....
Have you started thinking about Christmas yet? and...what special things do you do for the kids?