Kids Crafts

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

23 thoughts on “Small Children have Big Dreams”

  1. 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!


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


  3. 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. 🙂


  4. 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!


  5. 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


  6. 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.


  7. 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


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