Friday, 28 July 2017

Butterfly Fairies ~Bostik Challenge


Arts and Crafts is something I have always enjoyed doing and I am sure those who follow this blog know that I have a young crafting partner, my niece Little M, who enjoys crafting with me. On her last visit we created some really nice dragon flies  using the craft items supplied by Bostik and today we are making these really cute Butterfly Fairies.

To make the Butterfly Fairies, you will need:

2 coloured Lolly sticks
2 foam Butterfly cut outs
4 Feathers
Washi Tape
Scissors
Bostik Glue Dots
Brown and Pink Felt tip Pens

Please watch the video below to see how to make them.



 This craft is suitable  for young children although, adult supervision may be required for using scissors.




Being part of the Bostik 2017 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

If you like this project check the links below for more art and craft projects, that you can do with your children this summer.



Sunday, 23 July 2017

Dragon Flies Craft~Bostik Challenge.


This month the Bostik box theme was nature, Little M my crafting buddy and I got together and really had fun as we went for a visit to our local aquadrome. There is a lovely lake there and lots of geese, swans, ducks and wildlife. We took bread for the ducks and geese and then had some hot chocolate and scones in the cafeteria.


At home Little M wanted to do some crafting, but I had to hang the washing, she was fascinated with the cloths pegs and wanted to play with them. She clipped them together to make caterpillars or that is what she called them and then made flowers with them. Its amazing how her imagination is so good at the age of 6. After the washing done, Little M looked through the Bostik Box and we decided to make dragon flies with the cloths pegs and pipe cleaners.


What you will need:

4 plastic cloths pegs
8 pipe cleaners
4 pairs of eyes
Some Bostik foam pads.




How to make your the cloths peg dragon flies:

1. Take two different pipe cleaners and cut one approx 1 inch shorter than the other.
2. Join each pipe cleaner to make a circle.
3. Squash the pipe cleaner circle in half and twist to make two wings, repeat for the second circle.


4. At the top end of the cloths peg stick on two goggley eyes using the foam pads.
5. Pinch the cloths peg to open and add the pipe cleaner wings placing the smaller one first and follow it with the larger one.


The dragon flies were really easy to make and looked so cute, Don't you think it looks a little drunk???


This craft is suitable  for young children although, adult supervision may be required for using scissors.
If you like this project check the link below for more art and craft projects, that you can do with your children this summer.

Kids Arts and Craft Videos
Kids Arts and Crafts Projects

Being part of the Bostik 2017 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

The importance of hydration whilst travelling.


Travelling and going overseas is something we do regularly, however to keep safe and healthy it’s important to be careful with what we eat and drink. In foreign countries its best to not eat street food but stick to meals that are cooked in hotels as street food vendors do not always have to follow the hygiene standards that we have in western countries. This may result in food that is substandard and can cause many upset stomachs and food poisoning.

The second most important thing is to keep hydrated whilst travelling, drink plenty of fluids, stick to water as carbonated sugary drinks are not healthy for you.  An adult should  drink at least 6-8 glasses of water in an a average day. Whilst travelling abroad, it is important to stick to bottled water however it can be expensive and if you are trekking or travelling in remote places it may not always be available. That’s when the pod+ bottle comes in handy.

The pod+ is a reusable water bottle with an inbuilt replaceable filter, recently launched by nkdlife.com The filter has the ability to deep clean any type of water be it from the tap, dirty rivers or lakes and removes impurities. It has the capability to filter out 99.9% contaminants making any water safe to drink. The filter will last for 300 bottle refills, this is approx 175 litres of water making it more economical than using bottled water.

                                               
Image courtesy of nkdlife.com

The pod+ bottles come in 6 different colours and they are made from BPA free Tritan. The bottles retail at £19.95 and the replacement cartridges are £7.95 each. The bottles are available to purchase from Harrods and nkdlife.com

***I was sent a bottle for review purposes,  all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

As always I love my readers to try out products that I am testing. Nkd life have been very generous and have agreed to send a pod+ bottle out to one citrusspiceuk reader.

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