Small Children have Big Dreams

(This post is part of my Onwards and Upwards Blog Event)

I’d been creating all these posts for this weekend, thinking about my hopes and dreams, my progress, and my change of attitude. I’ve got a post coming later about some of my husband’s goals. Then I realised I hadn’t thought to ask my daughter about her dreams! How could I forget?

Of course we had to make a fun way to record them… here’s some suns by Cheeky Boy and Little Miss (sorry this is another sunshine themed post, apparently I’m in a sunny mood today!):

Kids Craft Suns at Jennifer Grace Creates

Can you guess which one belongs to which child?!

Here they are having fun painting:


It was a very easy craft! They just painted their paper plates yellow. Then when that was dry they drew ‘faces’ on with black pen – though cheeky boy’s is just a scribble! Then Little Miss cut out her own rays and I cut some triangles for my son’s sun rays. They glued them on to the back (with a bit of help!), and it was done!

We could have stopped there, and just had some happy sunshines to decorate our house with, but I wanted to use the back to record their hopes and dreams.

Well, Little Miss told me her hopes and dreams anyway, Cheeky Boy is too young for that so I just wrote some of the things he LOVES right now:


Can you read my daughter’s dreams? They are:

To be a fairy

To go to the zoo

To be a ballerina

To go to the end of the rainbow

Ha! Some of these are more achievable than other’s I think, but I didn’t tell her that. I still want her to believe that anything is possible!

Be Inspired

Ask someone else about their hopes and dreams, you might learn something about them

Add some messy paint or other medium to your next project

Record you hopes and dreams in an unexpected place

Have you asked anyone else about their hopes and dreams lately?

Remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as an entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!

I’ll see you again in 60 minutes! x

  • those sunshines are so bright and happy! Your children are so sweet happily crafting away and I love love love their hopes and dreams xxx

    May 11, 2013 at 3:07 pm
  • What a lovely project to do with them.

    May 11, 2013 at 3:24 pm
  • Dawn Cheshire

    Fabulous idea, just asked my 4 yr old what he wants to do when he gets older, he said ‘do all the jobs, washing and cooking’ I can’t wait now. Maybe thats when I’ll get caught up with my scrapping!

    May 11, 2013 at 3:31 pm
  • mel j

    cute project I am looking forward to crafting with my kids once I have them!

    May 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm
  • Julie

    This will be something for them to leave home with when the time comes. Don’t forget to add the date and their ages to it.

    I Create Purty Thangs

    May 11, 2013 at 4:16 pm
  • Annie

    Great to see your littlies gettng messy and creative – and I’m loving your inspiration ideas on each post thank you :o)

    May 11, 2013 at 4:25 pm
  • Jackie Edwards

    What a lovely photo of your children crafting!!

    May 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm
  • Love those plates. To go to the end of the rainbow – what an awesome dream 🙂

    May 11, 2013 at 7:07 pm
  • jengd

    Cute project! We may not get into hopes and dreams but I do sometimes ask my 5yr old what he wants to be when he grows up. Right now, he wants to be like Dave Grohl or Sting- having a solo and band rock-and-roll career. 🙂

    May 11, 2013 at 8:09 pm
  • I love these and I love your daughters hopes and dreams. Don’t we all want to go to the end of the rainbow? 😉

    May 11, 2013 at 10:30 pm
  • sandie cottee

    To be a fairy and go to the end of the rainbow – your daughter has the right idea!

    May 11, 2013 at 10:37 pm
  • Bethany Hardy

    How sweet! My dream is to travel with my husband and kids. They have not been out of the US and I would love to show them the world!

    May 11, 2013 at 11:17 pm
  • Pam Sohan

    Cute project. This will be so much fun to look back on as your daughter gets older.

    May 12, 2013 at 12:59 am
  • I love these! And great inspirational project, I’ve never thought to record these!

    May 12, 2013 at 2:36 am
  • This reminds me of Abi’s post about pipe dreams; something that I hadn’t thought about for a while.

    May 12, 2013 at 6:06 am
  • Cute project – this takes me back many years when we had the paints and newspaper out – never thought to document such weight questions though!

    May 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm
  • Becky

    Aww! Your daughter’s dreams are wonderful 🙂

    May 12, 2013 at 9:07 pm
  • Louise

    I miss doing things like this with my little men!! Potato painting was my favourite! A great idea which keeps them occupied for a while x

    May 12, 2013 at 9:18 pm
  • Marilize K

    What a sweet memory – thank you for sharing

    May 12, 2013 at 10:43 pm
  • I was inspired by your sunshine theme to create this layout

    May 13, 2013 at 2:22 am
  • My 27 year old daughter still wants to be a fairy and go to the end of the rainbow. As a little girl I think your daughters goals are quite common.Reading your little boy’s likes I think that’s gorgeous.
    You’ve put me in a happy mood doing this challenge this weekend.

    May 13, 2013 at 5:51 am
  • Frances

    What a lovely way to slow things down – dream on!

    May 13, 2013 at 3:15 pm
  • Karen

    Thanks for the inspiration – I had a chat with my husband to find out his hopes and dreams for the future as he is going through big upheavals with his work at the moment – I have used what he has said for my journalling for your recipe layout challenge.

    Such a sweet way of documenting your children’s dreams x

    May 19, 2013 at 1:21 am

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