This was part of the Mother's Day card that Zebra-girl made for me at school. It has lots of these beautiful hearts on it, but also one that hangs from a loop, so that I can detach it and hang it up in a window. What an amazing amount of time and effort her teacher must have gone to with so many children - it almost makes me cry thinking of their loveliness. Zebra-girl told me how they went about making them and thought it would be a good thing to share:
Making Tissue-paper hearts - the Zebra way...
They first took a sainsburys bag and smeared pva glue all over it, then layered lots of beautifully coloured pieces of tissue paper over it and liberally added the glitter. Once this had dried they were able to peel it off the bag in one piece. They then drew hearts on it, cut them out and this bit of loveliness is what you are left with!
Zebra-girl took this photo of it hanging in my bedroom window.
Dinosaur-boy came home with these delicious choclate hearts that he had made with his nursery teachers. He was very definite that they were only for me, and that he absolutely mustn't eat even one...it took quite a lot of persuasion for him to share them with me...but once he'd started, he didn't want to stop. They were delicious.
On Sunday morning I woke up to giggling and excited leaping next to my bed. Ian had obviously been up for some time with the children and they'd arranged a treasure hunt all around the house, with their own hand-drawn clues, which eventually led me to a Pizza Express gift voucher, so that I might take them all out of tea! Once there, the children were given a daffodil each, which they have now put in tiny vases in their rooms. They have also taken every possible opportunity to play 'Pizza Express' with one another. This picture below was taken in one of the many 'restaurants' that they have set up in Zebra-girl's bedroom. I hear the waiter doesn't always give you what you've asked for, but it seems to have a good atmosphere.