Showing posts with label Arts and Crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arts and Crafts. Show all posts

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Easter Bunnies~ Bostik Challenge



The  Bostik Box for March is Easter themed, it has a lot of Easter themed cut outs, chicks ,eggs and buttons. It certainly looks like a fun box. As always the arrival of the Bostik box means that its time for Little M  my crafting partner to visit. On Sunday little M arrived to spend the afternoon with me. We went for a walk around the aquadrome and fed the ducks as the weather was bright and sunny although a little cold. After feeding the ducks it started to drizzle, typical British weather so we ran to shelter at the little coffee shop at the aquadrome.
We both had steaming cups of hot chocolate to warm us up and enjoyed a yummy slice of cake before we returned home to do some crafting.

Little M looked through  the box and we decided to make some Easter bunnies. You can see how we made them in the post below.


Equipment you will need:

To make three rabbits

3 Polystyrene Easter Eggs
Three different colour ribbons 9 inches in length to make bows
Funky foam in yellow, pink and green (for feet)
White card (for ears)
Pink, yellow and green paper (for ears)
Bostik Glue
Bostik Glue dots
Scissors
Pencil
Felt tip pens black, yellow, green and pink

How to make:

1.On the funky foam draw and cut out the rabbits feet as shown in the photograph , Cut 3 one of each colour.

2. Draw an teardrop shape on the white card and cut out 6, two for each rabbit.
3. Draw another teardrop shape smaller than the first on the pink, green and yellow paper cut out two of each colour.


4. Using the Bostik glue stick the smaller teardrop shape as shown in the photo onto the white card, you should now have two yellow, two pink and two green ears.


5. Using the glue dots, attach the wider part of the polystyrene egg to sit on the rabbits feet.
6. Using the Bostik glue dots attach the ears to the top end of the egg to make the ears.


7. Tie three small bows from the ribbons and stick them using  glue dots between the rabbits ears.


8. Using a back felt tip pen draw eyes and nose for the rabbits face.
9. Using coloured pens draw the mouth.


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.

Kids Arts and Craft Videos
Kids Arts and Crafts Projects 

 Being part of the Bostik 2018 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.




Monday, 29 January 2018

Make your own Heart Bunting for Valentines day ~Bostik Challenge




In my last Bostik Challenge post I showed you how to make a valentines card with your kids. Using some more of the craft items I had left over I am creating a Valentines Bunting to hang up. It's easy to make and looks really lovely pinned onto the garden fence or on a bedroom wall.
This pretty bunting only requires scraps of coloured card, string and some baby clothes pegs and within a jiffy you will have this awesome bunting.

To make the bunting you will need:

Scrap sheets of patterned card
Heat shaped template
Pencil
Scissors
Bostik Glue
hear shaped stickets
1 metre of string
12 Baby clothes pegs

To see how I made the bunting do check this video below:






 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.
Kids Arts and Craft Videos
Kids Arts and Crafts Projects 

 Being part of the Bostik 2018 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Valentines Card to make with young Kids ~ Bostik challenge


For the last two years I have been part of the Bostik Bloggers craft challenges. For those who are reading my post for the first time, this is like a monthly subscription of craft box where each month the item that arrive are specific to a theme. The idea is to create some themed craft with youngsters using the item supplied in the box. We always work a month ahead so that if any of you readers want to recreate our crafts for the occasion you have plenty of time. Each month my little crafting buddy Little M and I make different items and share them on this blog. It's a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and get crafting.

I have again signed up to the Bostik bloggers 2018 challenges for another year as Little M and I have so much fun together making crafty things. From our  December/January box we made Chinese New Year lanterns and Chinese New Year calendar for the upcoming Chinese new year this  Feb 2018. It is a wonderful to introduce other cultures to your children through craft.

For January the Bostik box is Valentine themed ready for February, however our Bostik box went on a grand tour of the UK post office sorting offices and finally it arrived  a little late but safely. You will still have time to recreate the card in plenty of time before valentines day as its really simple to make.

On Sunday Little M  arrived to spend the afternoon with me.We made our smoothie in our Optimum 9400 blender, which as always is the way we start our crafting session. Little M wanted today's smoothie to be pinky red colour  so we made Melon, Purple Carrot and  Beetroot smoothie.



Little M was really fascinated with the purple carrot as she had never seen one before. She kept asking how the carrot got its purple colour from and to be honest I too did not know so anyone who is a gardening expert please do let us know in the comments below how purple carrots come about!!!! :)


After we enjoyed the smoothie, we made some strawberries dipped in chocolate for her to take as a gift for her mum and dad.

To make the chocolate strawberries, I melted the milk chocolate and white chocolate in separate bowls and let little M carefully dip the strawberries in the chocolate and then dipped the chocolate covered strawberries into some edible sprinkles. We set the dipped strawberries on parchment paper on a tray and put them in the fridge to set. Such an easy task yet makes wonderful edible gifts.
Chocolate dipped strawberries all ready we set about making our pretty valentine card using all the craft items supplied in the Bostik box so that she could give it to her parents with the edible treats.


For the card you will need:

A blank white card folded in half.
Pink patterned card
Brown ready cut out heart
An envelope that will fit the card.
2 mini paper roses
Stick on heart stickers

How to make the card:

1. Cut a square out of the patterned paper slightly smaller than the front of the card and glue it on to the white card.



2. Peel and stick Bostik Glue dots onto the brown card  heart cutout and stick to the patterned card.


3. Twist the stems of the two mini roses to make one. Position on top of the brown heart and stick on with glue dots where the rose buds are. Peel and stick a decorative heart to the stems to secure to the card.


4. At the bottom left corner of the envelope peel and stick a matching decorative heart. Your card is now ready for gifting.


NB- You can use any card combination and personalise the card with any type of stickers, buttons or drawings. 


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.

Kids Arts and Craft Videos
Kids Arts and Crafts Projects


Being part of the Bostik 2018 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Chinese New Year Lanterns ~Bostik Challenge


This month together with all the Christmas festivities my crafting buddy Little M and I have had lots of fun with the Bostik Box that is themed Chinese New year. Last weekend we made a lovely calendar and this week she came to visit and me have made some really petty Chinese New Year Lanterns.

Later on if time permits we are also going to make some fortune cookies and then go out for a Chinese Lunch. Now that Little M knows more about the Chinese culture she is really excited for the lunch.
In the mean time I am sharing a video of how we made the Chinese Lanterns.

To make the Chinese Lanterns you will need:
Equipment Needed:

A4 Red Paper
A4 Gold Paper
Gold pen
Scissors, Pencil, Ruler
Bostik Glue
Bostik Glue Dots

Please watch this video to see how we made them:


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.

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.


Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Chinese New Year Calendar Craft ~Bostik Challenge


The year has flown by and I have been part of the Bostik Bloggers for a whole year. My crafting partner Little M and I have really enjoyed the craft boxes that arrive each month and creating crafts that are set to a particular theme each month. The craft boxes always work a month ahead of the themes so In November we created Christmas crafts ready for the month of December. We made Christmas crown tea light Holders.
Now we have approached December, we are creating Chinese New year crafts for the upcoming Chinese New Year in Jan. Our craft box had some craft items themed around the Chinese New Year.

Little M was a little confused about this as at the moment she is seeing everything Christmas related however we chatted about different cultures and their celebrations and she was happy to craft with me.We chose to make Chinese New Year Calendar so she could take it home for her mum and dad as a gift.


To make the calendar you will need:



1 sheet A5 Glittery Card
1 2018 paper calendar.
1 red pipe cleaner to make hanging hook.
A New Year message written in Chinese (We found this on google and printed it)
Bostik Glue
Bostik Glue dots
Scissors
Pencil 
Ruler
Whole punch
Chinese print designs, ours were in the box but you can down load them and print from google


How to make:



1. Using the ruler measure and mark the centre of the card, Next mark two dots one each side of centre about 1.5 inches away.
2. Using a hole punch punch a hole on the mark.(This is where we will thread pipe cleaners to make hanging hook.)
3. Thread the pipe cleaner and wrap the end on its self through one hole, make a loop and thread the other end through the second hole and wrap around it self to secure.



4. Cut out the Chinese new year greeting and stick it on the top end of card under the pipe cleaner loop.
5. Glue the calendar underneath the greeting.
6.Cut out the Chinese designs and stick on either side of the card to decorate.


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.

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.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Christmas Crown Tealight Holders ~Bostik Challenge


It is less than 7 weeks to Christmas and by now we should have all started our Christmas preparations in reality. There is so much to do, Christmas lists to make, menus to plan, guest lists to sort out and presents to wrap , tree and  table decorations to choose and make too.

As long as I can remember I have always encouraged my children to be part in all the planning, one aspect that we all loved doing when they were younger is making our own decorations and table settings. I really miss doing this as both my girls are grown up now. However I now have my crafting buddy Miss M to restart this tradition. This month our Bostik Box theme was Christmas so Little M and I made these pretty crown tea light holders for the Christmas table.

To make the crown tealight holders you will need:


1 a4 sheet of glitter card
1 a4  sheet gold card
2 tealights with batteries
1 star punch cutter
Bostik Glue
Pencil
Scissors

How to Make.

1. Measure and draw a rectangle 15 cm x 3 cm on the reverse of the green glitter card.
2. On the top long top edge draw a scalloped edge.
3. Cut the card out, if you have a star punch cut our starts along the cardboard strip using it. If you don't you can draw stars and cut them out free hand.



4. Wrap the strip around the tealight loosely and secure the edges with glue so that it form a tube around the tea light.
4. Using a top of a jar lid that is slightly bigger than your tea light draw around circle on the gold card and cut it out.
5. Stick the prepared tube shape onto the gold card and leave to dry.


6. Once dry, place your tealight inside the holder and put it on.
7. Repeat for as many tealight holders that you require.


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.

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.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Halloween Trick or Treat Bags ~Bostik Challenge



October brings us Halloween to look forward and all the shops are selling lots of ghoulish sweets, treats, fancy dress costumes and masks.There is also an abundance of pumpkins around if you fancy pumpkin carving. I am not very good at it so I stick to cooking with pumpkin instead.

This week I had my crafting buddy Little M over for a few hours, her parents know that I have an obsession with food props and they bought me two lovely pumpkin shaped jars with lids and straws  as a Halloween gift. As always we make smoothies before we start crafting so Little M and I made a Halloween smoothie to serve in my new pumpkin jars. We made our smoothie with mango, carrots, apple and ginger and a dash of honey. It tasted delicious and looked great served in my new pumpkin shaped jars. Don't you think they are adorable???


After smoothie time, Little M was telling me that she is going to dress up as a witch on Halloween and she is going to go with her parents to a Halloween party. Luckily the theme for the Bostik box was also Halloween so we made these little Trick or Treat bags and filled them with some Halloween gifts, like plastic spiders, chocolate eyeballs and pumpkins and Halloween stickers.

To make the Trick or Treat Bags you will need:

2 small paper bags with handles
Halloween themed printouts like skulls or witches. We used the napkin that was in the craft box with skulls on it.
Bostik Glue
Scissors
Treats to put into the bag.
Black tissue paper


How to make:

1.Using scissors carefully cut out 2 Halloween shape so that they fit on the paper bag.


2. Glue the cut outs on each side of the bag.



3. Scrunch up the tissue paper and place inside the bag, fill the bag with treats and gifts.


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 Autumn.

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.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Lolly Stick Monster Bookmarks ~Bostik Challenge



It's really important to develop kids imagination and the perfect way to do it is by crafting. Each month I receive the Bostik Crafting Box and my (niece) little crafting buddy Little M and I enjoy making crafts to the monthly themed box. This months box was all about monsters and last week we made a lovely Monster Wall hanging, we still had a few items left over in the box so we made these cute Lolly Stick Monster Book Marks.

Now we all know that kids are often scared of monsters (so are some adults actually) so our monsters we create are the cute and adorable type. Also little M insisted that her monsters were going to be girls and they would wear skirts. Who was I to conflict with a child's imagination, so you can see from the video on how to make the Lolly Stick Monster book marks  and also see that they are wearing skirts!!!! She has also named them, the one in the yellow skirt is Molly and the one with the blue skirt is Milly. Little M has a really good imagination and loves role play.


To make the Lolly Stick Monsters Bookmarks you will need:

  • 2 Lolly Sticks
  • 2 Feet and hand shape foam cut outs
  • 2 pairs of Stick on eyes
  • 2 Cup cake wrappers
  • Bostik Glue
  • Bostik Glue Dots

Please watch the video below to see how we made these cute Lolly Stick Monsters Bookmarks:



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

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.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Monster Wall Hanging ~ Bostik Challenge

Its September already and Autumn is here, the nights are drawing in and soon it will be winter. I hate the dark evenings and just want to hibernate when its cold and dark. I am definitely a summer person. This Sunday the weather was awful, there was intermittent rain throughout the day and the wind was rather breezy.

My Sunday was cheered up by my monthly visit from my Little M my crafting buddy. However there was not much we could do outdoors so we were both cooped inside watching the rain. We enjoyed our smoothie making session which is our regular ritual before we start crafting. Berries were the flavour of the week so we created a delicious blackberry coconut smoothie.


It's so lucky that to occupy our time we had the September Bostik Challenge Box awaiting to be opened. The theme for September is Monsters, I let little M look through the box and choose some papers, and crafting bits and we set about to make a monster wall hanging.


To make your own Monster Wall Hanging you will need:


1 piece A 4 Black Card for body
Coloured Card for mouth
Purple foam for fangs and eyes
2 Stick on eyes
6 Pipe cleaners
2 Foam feet cut outs
2 Foam hand cut outs
Pencil
Scissors
Bostik Glue
Sellotape

Instructions:

1. On the black card draw any shape that you want for the monsters body.
2. On The coloured card cut a oval wiggly shape and cut a half moon mouth out like in the picture



3. Cut out two oval eyes from the purple foam and cut two triangular fangs.
4. Stick the mouth shape on the monsters body with the Bostik glue
5. Stick the purple oval eye shapes onto the face and stick on the stick on eyes.



6. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the pencil to make a coil and repeat for all six pipe cleaners.
7. To make the feet pierce a hole in the foam and push the end of the pipe cleaner in and wrap it on it self to secure. Repeat for the second foot. Do the same this time using the hand cut outs.



8.  On the right and left sides of the body about 1cm in,  pierce a hole with the pencil very carefully and secure the pipe cleaner by threading the end through the hole and twisting it on it self.
9. At the bottom of the monsters body pierce two holes on either side and secure the leg pipe cleaners by pushing the pipe cleaner through the hole and wrapping it on it self to secure.
10 For the antenna pierce two holes on either side of the top of the monsters body and thread the pipe cleaners in and secure by wrapping it on it self.


11. The monster wall hanging is ready to hang up.



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

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Back to School Pencil Case ~ Bostik Challenge



Its almost end of August and its all about back to school. In my last post my little niece and crafting buddy Little M and I made a lovely back to school pencil pot. 


Little M is totally thrilled with her new stationery and loves her pencil pot but she wanted a pencil case to put her colour pencils and felt pens in. Kids demands are sometimes hard to fulfill when you don't always have the things at hand to give them. However I did not want to dissapoint Little M so we decided to make our own pencil case. 

I had some spare fabric in the Back to school Bostik box so we thought we would use them.We set about making the pencil case however luck was not on our hands, the glue we had was not fabric glue and would not stick the fabric. Quick thinking was required here so I suggested to Little M that we could convert a Zippa bag in to a pencil case. I have a lot of zippa bags in my stationary cupboard for storing nik naks.


Little M looked through the Bostik box and found some patterned card she liked, some gold stars and some funky foam letters. She spelt her name out with them"Maya" . The pencil case was easy to make and for five year old very pleasing and personal. You can see how we converted our Zippa bag into a pencil case in the video below.


To make the back to school pencil case  you will need:

1 A6 Zippa bag
1 sheet patterned card
Scissors, pencil and ruler
Bostik Glue
Gold stars and funky foam letters or decoration of choice.

To see how we made the pencil case please watch the video:





 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.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Back to School Pencil Pot ~Bostik Challenge


We are nearly at the end of our summer holidays and all the shops have back to school items on sale. Uniforms, stationery and shoes. Shopping centres are packed with parents trying to get their kids kitted out for the beginning of the new term.

This weekend I had little M who came to visit, she was telling me all about her new school she starts in September and that she has a nice new uniform to wear. She was really excited and showed me her new pencils and pens that her mum has bought for her. The August Bostik Box is also back to school themed this month so Little M and I looked through it to see what we could make. She wanted a pencil tidy pot so with the items in the box we made one.


You will need:

Bostik Glue
Fabric of choice
Scissors
Cardboard pot

How to make pencil tidy pot:

1. Wrap the fabric around the circumference of the cardboard pot. Allow an extra 2 cm of fabric for over lap at the seams and mark it with apen
2. Measure the fabric so that it fits the height of the pot. Add an extra 1 cm to both the top and bottom edges as this will be folded later. Mark this with apen
3. Cut the fabric to the measured size, you should have a rectangle that looks like the picture below, showing you the fold lines.
3. Fold over and press down the extra 1 cm allowance at the top and bottom edges on the fold lines.
4. Spread the Bostik glue over the outside of the pot and wrap the fabric around the pot.



5.When you get to the extra 2cm of fabric allowed for overlap, fold it over on the fold line to neaten the edge and then stick it to the pot.
6. Leave to dry and the pencil pot is ready to use.


If you wish, you can add other embellishments to decorate the pot to your choice.


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.

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