We are proud to be part of the Bostik blogger team, and each month we are sent a box full of themed crafty goodies to inspire us on our next crafty project. This month our box was themed for New Year’s Eve crafts. If I’m honest I’ve not thought of doing New Year’s Eve crafts before, but it was actually Isla that can up with the idea of doing party hats. So after a little thought we set about making our hats.
These cute little pine cone reindeer decorations are a perfect craft for adults or children a like. They can be hung on twine to make little pine cone reindeer bunting, or adorn a Christmas tree like I have done. Either way they look very effective, and are super simple to make with minimal materials.
I have always loved the build up to Christmas, possibly more than the day itself. This year is no exception and I love seeing the excitement build through the eyes of my children. At 4 and 5 they are old enough to understand what Christmas is all about, but young enough to immerse themselves fully in the Christmas magic.
So this year we have decided to join in the madness that is ‘Elf on the Shelf’. The children have read the book that came with our Elf, so hopefully they understand ‘the rules’. They have named him ‘Buddy’. Very original I know, but we all love the film ‘Elf’ so I suppose it was inevitable.
With Christmas just around the corner, in our household we start to indulge in Christmas crafts. This is a really simple handmade Christmas card idea that even very young children can do with minimal parental input.
I love subscription boxes, and have recently reviewed a children’s recipe box and a bath bomb making kit. So when I saw a tweet from Crafty Creatives looking for crafty bloggers to review one of their monthly boxes, I was quick to reply.
I am constantly trying to get my children to eat new things. I have a fussy 5 year old, so often I am fighting a loosing battle. Nether the less, I still try to educate them on the different foods that are eaten around the world, and encourage them to help me in the kitchen as much as possible.
These chocolate apples are such a simple treat to make for the kids, and they take next to no time to do. Bonus is the main ingredient is fruit! OK it’s covered in chocolate and sugary stuff, but it’s fruit never the less.