It doesn't take much to make a little child happy and it doesn't take much ice-cream for them to make a huge mess. Anyway, here is my happy-messy layout:
We are making this in class next week and it's so easy to adapt to a boyish look! The only thing that is girly here (apart from the colours) are the little rolled flowers and they are easily swapped for buttons or brads. Think muddy pictures, paintball battles, jelly wrestling...
Here is a matryoshka (also falsly called a babushka doll)
and there is a stitched feather!
Why, hello happy mess!
See my boy's version here!