Sunday, 13 April 2014

Easter crafting with Yellow Moon

Spring has most certainly sprung and although we've been getting outdoors more we still enjoy our relaxing crafting sessions. (Well, they're not always relaxing with Harry around!)

Yellow Moon sent a bundle of crafting goodies with perfect timing for the Easter holiday;

Easter Holographic Sparkle Stickers

Molly's first activity was the Easter bracelet kit. Everything you need is included and the instructions are incredibly simple. She made hers in a few minutes and the only assistance she needed was an adult to tie it tightly when she'd finished. She loved the little easter themed charms.

Charlie and Molly had great fun decorating the egg-shaped candles and candle holders. The candle pens flow easily and have a narrow tip for precise marking. I'd advise working on a tray just in case you knock the candle over though (yes, it happened to us) The only downside is that they take 8 hours to dry and my children tend to like 'instant' crafts so we did these just before bedtime so that they can see their finished creations first thing in the morning.

Charlie didn't have the patience to wait for me to get paints out for the candle holders so he decorated them with the metallic decor pens. After reading that they work on a multitude of surfaces, including leather, wood, plastic, stones, glass he decided to have a hunt around the house to see what he could embellish. So far he's done a stone, coat hanger (!) and an old biscuit tin that hold his Nerf bullets. Tomorrow he wants to decorate some photo frames …and anything else he can get his hands on.

The blank cards and stickers are always a favourite with all three children as they love making cards for friends and family and don't always need an occasion. They used the holograph stickers, which were very vibrant and sparkly, and some foam stickers we had left over from last Easter. Often in the past we've had holographic stickers from other craft stores and they've been terribly thin and they rip easy but that didn't happen with these at all. They were well made and strong and Harry was able to take them off the sheet with ease.

All of the above can be purchased from the Yellow Moon website.

*We were not paid for this post. We were sent the products to test and review. All opinion is honest and based upon our own experiences.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

One week down, one to go….

We're one week into the Easter holidays and we've been busy if this word cloud of our week is anything to go by! We've been very lucky with the weather so other than the two pre-booked indoor activities  (Quasar & Nerf Wars) we have been making the most of the sunshine and exploring and enjoying the great outdoors.

Hopefully next week will be just as sunny and warm as we have lots of outdoor activities planned. How has your week been?

I'm linking this up with Country Kids on Coombemill. Clink the button below and take a look at some others who have been having fun outdoors this week.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Ravensburger Ultimate Spiderman Puzzle *review*

Jigsaw puzzles are always popular in our house and all three children enjoy putting them together, either alone or as a family activity.

We were sent the 100xxl Ultimate Spiderman puzzle from Ravensburger to review.

The extra large pieces are strong and made from premium grade cardboard with a linen print finish to reduce glare.  They're of a really good size for little hands as you can see from the photo below and the puzzle measures approximately 49cm x 36cm when finished.

The picture itself is vibrant (and my camera phone really doesn't do it justice) and includes Spiderman,  Iron Fist, White Tiger, Power Man and Nova, which Charlie assured me was 'awesome' as I only know the character of Spiderman!

It would make a great gift for any fan of Spiderman and superheroes.
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