Baker Ross Summer Crafts

Over the last couple of weeks the children and I have been getting into the summer spirit with Baker Ross, making all sorts of crafts that are bright and colourful – full of the joys of summer.

One thing I loved making with them was sand art pictures. We were sent self adhesive seaside postcards and bags of coloured sand and it was easy to peel sections from the pictures and then pour sand on, changing colours as you completed different sections.

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I’m always a little put out when craft sets need glue so the self adhesive element of these postcards made them not only super easy but also pretty mess free too – aside from the sand. The children made four different sand art pictures between them in an afternoon and really enjoyed it.

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An activity the children could do pretty much by themselves was the Elephant Mosaic Magnet kits which they spent an afternoon making. The kits have everything you need to make the magnets including googly eyes which the children loved.

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I was amazed that even Little Man, who’s just turned three, could stick the tiny mosaic pieces on by himself and the whole activity kept him entertained throughout – both him and LP really enjoyed it.

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We also made really pretty notebooks – another set of kits that have everything you need – and another activity that the children could pretty much do by themselves. They both loved sticking the foam shapes in the right places and once finished they had really cute notepads to write and draw in.

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Baker Ross crafts are the perfect way to give the children something different to do, keep them entertained and let them use their creative side. I know that when the summer holidays finally arrive we’ll be stocking up on Baker Ross kits to give us something to do during down time or on the rainy days that we’re bound to have every so often.

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Disclosure: We were sent the above crafts to include in this post however all opinions are my own.

Celebrating the Seasons with Baker Ross

We love crafting and LP and Little Man love having a reason to craft. At this time of year they like to make things for Fathers Day – for their Daddy and Grandad – as well as making things that remind them of summer. Baker Ross sent us a whole box of crafts to get into the Fathers Day and Summer spirit and we loved making crafts as a family.

Little Man and LP love any excuse to get the paints out and loved painting key holders and keyrings – although LP decided that instead of a Fathers Day crown keyring it would be a princess crown for her book bag at school! I’m sure we’ll paint more before Fathers Day.

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The Baker Ross craft kits are all so well made – with the wood being easy to paint on and not too absorbent, letting even LP and Little Man get a nice finish on their artwork. The key holders were easy to put together and came with everything we needed to create a beautiful gift.

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The children also had a good go at drawing themselves on face shaped cards. LP loved colouring in her ginger hair and blue eyes and Little Man just loved having a scribble – any excuse to show his creative side.

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Two things the children needed help with was painting a ceramic elephant. LP was happy to direct, telling me which colours to paint as she’d already decided on a rainbow effect. The elephant turned out really well and the paints gave it a lovely shiny finish without needing to fire it or anything.

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They also needed help making pom pom animals – which Hubby loved making for them… These were quite time consuming but made really lovely decorations when they were finished.

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LP and Little Man loved our crafting session this week and are already asking to make more crafts. I am sure that we’ll be getting the paints back out asap!

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Disclosure: We were sent the above crafts for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.

Review: Valentines and Mothers Day Crafts with Baker Ross

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Review: Baker Ross Christmas

LP and Little Man love doing crafts and although they can’t do everything by themselves yet they love it when Hubby and I help them to create something exciting so when Baker Ross sent us some Christmas crafts the children couldn’t wait to get started.

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The first thing we made were Polystyrene Snowmen. These are a simple idea of a polystyrene ball glued on to a polystyrene base and then decorated. We only managed to get one of the snowman’s hats to work but Little Man didn’t mind his having a bare head.

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We then made Penguin Window Hangers. This is an activity LP really enjoys although it can be fiddly cutting out the different shapes of see-through plastic. LP loved gluing the pieces on, picking the colours and then seeing her finished hanger dangling in the window.

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We were also sent Christmas Buckets to make which were the easiest of all the activities and something that LP and Little Man now carry around the house with them. I love the variety in the Baker Ross packs to let the children have different designs – Little Man loves his Snowman Bucket!

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We’ve also been colouring in Christmas hangers and making photo frames. The whole Baker Ross Christmas range is fantastic with so many lovely activities – and it’s all great value too!

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Disclosure: We were sent the above products to use in this post however all opinions are my own.

Review: Baker Ross Autumn Crafting

The children love getting Baker Ross deliveries and now, whenever I think of crafts, I think of Baker Ross. To kick off the new season Baker Ross sent us a lovely box of goodies to help us get in the mood for rugby season, Halloween and autumn in general!

The children love crafts and Baker Ross make it so simple. We realised recently that LP and Little Man love nothing more than just sticking shapes on paper and so the Baker Ross Foam Rugby Stickers kept them entertained for ages. Even Little Man can pull the backing off the stickers!

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LP and Little Man created Bat Hangers with Daddy who helped them draw around their hands and cut the hand shapes out. They come in a variety of colours and Little Man and LP loved having one each, choosing to make them in their favourite colours.

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They also made Halloween Wands that ended up being incredibly sparkly and LP chose a bat wand and Little Man chose a pumpkin one. I love how Baker Ross sets have lots of the same thing to create but in different designs so Little Man and LP can do the same thing without it being the same at the end!

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We also made Pom Pom Hedgehogs which hang beautiful and look lovely and fuzzy! LP loved making these and has insisted that they be kept in her room forever!

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All in all Baker Ross has been perfect for seeing the autumn in. The crafts are great for even the worst weather days and give the kids something to do when they’re bored of all their toys.

Disclosure: We were sent the above products for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.