While most kids are at home for the foreseeable future I wanted to help entertain them and you, for a few minutes anyway!
Starting Monday March 30 I am bringing you a Scavenger Hunt! Every day there will be a different challenge/hunt for things around the house. You will need some sort of camera, a phone or anything is fine. It helps to have an app to put together a collage, there are several out there: Layout App by Instagram, the Unfold App, or PicCollage to name a few.
How Do You Play?
Check Marla White Photography Facebook page – each day I will post the prompt for that day’s hunt. I will also post on my Instagram Story and here on my blog.
Share your creations on your own Facebook page with the hashtag #MWHunt or on Instagram and tag @marlawhitephotography. You can also post them under my daily post on my Facebook page. I will be checking all 3 places.
Check back to this blog post daily for tips, tricks and ideas to help your kids get their creative juices flowing for each challenge.
p.s. This scavenger hunt is meant for kids of all ages. Heck adults can participate as well! You don’t have to be local, anyone can join in!
Oh and there will be two winners!! One lucky person at the end will win a £20 voucher from Oakingham Belle! So when life gets back to normal you can celebrate at the Oakingham Belle! And another lucky person will get a free coffee every day for a month at Brown Bag!! Yes!!!
Now … let’s get this party started … I can’t wait!
Have a look around your house for letters to spell your name. You can make a collage to put the letters together.
To give you an idea of what to do … here is mine! My letters are from some board games, toothpaste, a mug. I used my phone and then used PicCollage to assemble the letters into a collage. I would only show this to your child if they need help getting started. Otherwise let their creative minds take over! I can’t wait to see what your child’s name collage looks like!
A few places to look if you are stuck: calendars, clocks, books, TV stations, thermostat, game boxes, house number, phone etc. There are so many numbers around your house if you start to look for them!
Don’t forget you can go outside too, just stay away from others!
Who doesn't like the Toy Story series, right?
Mr. Potato Head,
Bucket o Soldiers,
the RC buggy,
Rocky the wrestler,
etch a sketch,
toy tape recorder (can't imagine many of those around!)/karaoke machine,
barrel of monkeys,
the getaway toy corvette,
ooh Bullseye the horse,
Stinky Pete the Prospector,
Buzz's enemy Zurg,
the penguin Wheezy,
Buster the pet dachshund,
Lotso the bear,
Stretch the rubber octopus,
Chunk the orange rock monster,
Chatter the telephone,
Bookworm the worm torch,
Chuckles the toy clown,
Mr. Pricklepants the hedgehog,
Buttercup the unicorn,
Trixie the Triceratops,
You can get creative here - get everyone under an umbrella, all dress in costumes - be creative!
In these days of social distancing and isolation it appears many of us are being very productive by turning our hand to all those DIY projects around the house. (Silver lining!) We all know how these things snowball. One minute you are freshening up the hallway, but pretty soon you are knocking down walls and choosing new flooring! Just in case your plans include a new wall gallery, I thought I’d do what I can to help inspire.
Obviously you know I’m going to say your home needs big artwork of your family. Not only do family portraits make your home feel warm and welcoming, they also give your children a sense of importance and belonging in the family unit, a boost to their self esteem.
But how do you go about designing a portrait wall? Arranging your collection can be intimidating when you’re confronted by a big, blank wall. Here’s a few tips.
TIP 1: Your chosen wall does not have to be completely blank to start with. You can design a collage including your tv, wall sconces, or existing wall art.
TIP 2: If you have young children, you may want to leave space to add to your wall as they grow. It’s best to start with a large piece as an anchor, then add smaller portraits later on.
TIP 3: Go ahead and mix media. You can include travel souvenirs, children’s artwork (which we all have an abundance of!), as well as photos. At the same time, try to have some unifying thing to tie all the pieces together. This could be using similar colours, or keep things monochrome. Using black and white has the benefit of being easy to match to existing decor. Frames don’t have to match!
TIP 4: Hold the hammer! Hanging several pieces will put holes in the wall, so be sure you know exactly where things go before you start hammering. When you have your portraits printed with me I have software to help you with that. If you are winging it on your own, outline all of your artwork on paper, cut them out, label them and stick the papers on the wall.
I hope these tips and photos have helped inspire you. Please note they are not my photos, I found them online (via Pinterest) from these websites: nytimes.com, decozilla.com, justthejensenfam.blogspot.com. If you'd like to look at more pretty walls, check out my Pinterest board!
Are you working from home, finding you have some extra time on your hands? If you are "social distancing" as opposed to "isolating" due to the coronavirus, now may be a good time to update your headshot! If you are in the Wokingham area, we can shoot outside keeping a safe distance apart. I can even setup on outdoor "studio" if you prefer a plain background.
If you'd prefer to wait until life is more normal again, that's ok too. Our health comes first.
As long as you either bring a donation for the food bank to me, or some sort of proof that you have made a donation directly to them, you are eligible for a free headshot with me. The value is £50, and I strongly encourage you to make your donation in keeping with that amount. The donation has to be made by March 31, 2020.
Please consult the Wokingham Foodbank website for their latest shopping list. As of March 17 2020 this is what they need most:
size 5 nappies,
clothes washing liquid/powder (small size).
We currently have an abundance of baked beans, soup and pasta.