It's April and soon it will be summer. I love the lighter evening and I am looking forward to spending more time outdoors in the garden. I love dining al fresco and enjoying the lovely scents and colors of flowers in my garden. This month's Bostik Bloggers challenge is on the theme of Minibeasts and Garden.
It has become a ritual now that each month when I get the Bostik box, I have my niece Little M over so we can create a craft together. She loves crafting and it's great to spend time with her, it also gives her parents some time to themselves too.
This week Little M came over on Sunday afternoon, the weather was lovely so we spent some time playing ball in the garden. We also picked some flowers and then Little M and I made a smoothie which we do always do as Little M loves choosing the ingredients and putting them all in the blender.
I had some frozen mixed berries in the freezer. So we added a handful of mixed berries( blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) in to the blender together with a pot of cherry yoghurt and blended the ingredients. The smoothie was a little sharp so I added a squeeze of honey and it was perfect. The colour of the smoothie was really pretty. I did not have a chance to style the photo but managed a quick click before it was drunk. We enjoyed the smoothie with some iced ring biscuits.
To make the bookmarks you will need:
2 lolly sticks
Stick on flowers
Stick on insect
How to make:
1.Add glue dots to the back of the insect and stick it on the top of the lolly stick.
2. Add glue dots to the back of the small flower cut outs and stick them onto the lolly stick.
3. Add glue dots to back of flower motif and stick it onto the lolly stick.
I also found a notebook with a really plain cover sitting in my cupboard. I thought it would be nice for Little M to have it so we turned the plain boring cover into a pretty one using the items in the Bostik craft box.
To cover the book you will need:
I piece of green felt
Double sided tape
Some stick on mini beasts and flowers
How to make:
1.Place the book on the felt and measure the felt and draw with pencil the exact size needed to cover front, back and spine of book.
2.Cut the felt out.
3.Stick double sided tape on the book cover on the front , back and spice.
4.Stick on the felt so that the book now has a felt cover on it. Little M needed help with this stage as it was difficult.
5. Arrange the flowers on the cover where you would like them and then using glue dots stick them on.
6. Arrange the mini beasts and stick them on.
Little M is really pleased with her bookmarks and book. She also made some more book marks for her mum and dad too.They were easy to make and fun.
The Items used to make all our creations were part of the Bostik craft box that we received this month.