We love doing crafts in the afternoons now – they’re the perfect way to wind down after LP has come home from school and Little Man is at an age where he can really get involved too. We always love doing seasonal crafts and have had fun creating things with Valentines Day and Mothers Day in mind.
We love Baker Ross as many of their crafts come in kits that contain everything you need to create something beautiful. LP and Little Man loved making lanterns and only needed minimal adult help to put the finished lantern together at the end.
They loved pushing through all the shapes in the side of the lanterns and really enjoyed sticking tissue paper down too. A really great craft for their ages and lovely finished lanterns too.
Another activity the children loved was decorating wooden hanging hearts. They first drew around their heart on a foam sheet which I cut out for them before we stuck one to each side of the heart. They then decorated their heart in stickers.
LP loved this activity but Little Man struggled to stick his stickers on as they were quite little – next time I’ll get bigger stickers just for him.
One thing the children were a bit little for was the bead flower shapes but this is something I loved as a child and decided to have a go at myself. Putting beads onto the special frame was quite relaxing and it still feels like magic when you iron the beads and they all stick together, creating a piece of colourful artwork that can be kept and displayed or even used as a coaster. LP has insisted on keeping her new flower next to her bed.
The last craft that we did, and easily the children’s favourite, was making wall art from some Baker Ross frames. We simply got LP and Little Man to make hand prints with paint and they now have their very own personalised canvas style prints in their rooms. I love them and think we’ll recreate them every year or so.
baker Ross really do have crafts that are perfect for any time of year and we have loved getting into the spirit of Valentines, Mothers Day and spring with the help of Baker Ross.
Disclosure: We were sent the above products for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.