I have many fond memories of craft activities, baking, history lessons and play. Despite my parent's divorce when I was still very young, I still look back at that time through a golden haze and remember the feeling of contentment.
So, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that I take a lot of direction from my own childhood when raising Lily.
And so, I had a go at one of Mum's old favourite activities - Potato Printing!
I often get frustrated about the time and effort it takes to organise an activity, compared to how much time we spend actually doing it but this wasn't too bad at all. It was simple and easy to set up. I just used some old potatoes that had been hiding out at the back of the fridge and cut out the shapes using some cookie cutters.
Luckily, it didn't take too long to clear up either!
Lily loved it. Sure, we didn't end up with artistic masterpieces but it was a great activity for messy play.