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Home Street Home

personalised home sign keepsake

From navigating floorboards on all fours to their first hop-skip-jump from school, your kid’s world is expanding every day. But home is always at the centre. Here’s a fun keepsake you can plant in their room to signpost the places most important to them. Which way to Granny’s house? Left or right to the park? The moon—remind me—up or down? And while you’re crafting with your little explorers, why not talk about what home means to them.

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You will need:

• a piece of cardboard
• a pencil
• a utility knife
• a metal ruler
• a cutting mat (or more cardboard)
• paint
• brushes
• a flower pot and saucer
• cane (or wooden spoon)
• string
• pebbles
• a white Posca pen for details

Let’s make a Home Street Home signpost

Step 1

Step 1

Draw your signs on the cardboard, varying height and length. Grownups use the scissors to cut them out. Kids get messy paint the signs.

Step 2

Step 2

Now grab your plant pot and paint it. If you’re the impatient type, use a hair dryer to speed things up.

Step 3

Step 3

Let the kids decide what goes on each sign. Their best friend’s house? The moon? Leave some space at the top and bottom, for tying-to-the-post holes.

Step 4

Step 4

Using a pencil, make two holes at the top and bottom of each sign. (Push the pencil in slowly while holding the sign against the table.) Thread in the string and tie a little knot at the back.

Step 5

Step 5

Time to assemble! Hold the signpost in the pot and have your little helpers fill it with stones. You can also use soil, moss, etc.

Step 6

Step 6

Finally, paint “Home” and your address onto the pot. And there you have it: a Home Sweet Home signpost.

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