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

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

French Flag ~Tour de France Bostik Challenge




This month the Bostik box is all about Tour de France. The box had a lot of blue, white and red crafting item. Little M my crafting buddy came over to help me create our monthly craft, we were looking through the box but to be honest this month we struggled with what to make. But then Little M and I started talking about France and so we made these cute flags for the theme.

To make the France Flag you will need:


  • 1 sheet white card
  • Blue, white and red funky foam
  • 1 wooden skewer
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Bostik Glue
  • Sellotape

How to make:

1.On the white card draw rectangle 17 cm x 10cm and cut it out.
2. On the white cut out card, draw a 2cm margine on the right hand side and using the scissors score the line so you can make a fold over it.
3. Place the skewer with the pointed side up on to the fold line and using Bostik glue stick the flap over the stick. You may need to secure it with a small piece of sellotape to hold it in place.


4. Cut out three rectangles 5 cm x 10 cm one from each colour red, white and blue funky foam.
5. Turn the flag over so that the stick is now on the left hand side. Spread Bostik glue all over the surface, and stick the funky foam rectangles Blue, white and red in the correct order.
6. Press down to ensure the foam is stuck properly. The flag is ready.




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.

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Unicorn ~Bostik Challenge



This month the Bostik box is all about creatures. In our box we had some love glittery foam and pink items. Little M my crafting buddy came over to help me create our monthly craft. We chatted about creatures and she told me her friend had a unicorn themed party so we decided to make a unicorn with the items in the box.

We later had some strawberry ice cream with lots of blue berries and mango as she wanted something to make unicorn ice cream. Little M loves to try foods with different colours. unfortunately we did not get time to take a photo of our unicorn ice cream as it was really hot and the ice cream had started to melt.

To make the Unicorn you will need:



  • 1 sheet white glittery funky foam
  • 1 sheet pink funky foam
  • 1 small sheet gold card
  • Stick on gems
  • Pink rafia or thread for mane
  • Black pen
  • Scissors
  • Bostik Glue


How to make:


1.On the white glitter funky foam draw a circle about 10 cm in diameter and cut it out.
2.On the white funky foam draw two ear shapes and cut them out.


3. On the pink funky foam draw two ear shapes slightly smaller than the white ones and cut them.
4.On the pink funky foam draw and cut out two round circles the size on a five pence piece.
5. Using bostik glue stick the smaller pink ear shapes to the larger white ones and stick both ears to the top of the circle.




6. On the gold card draw and cut out one unicorn horn shape.
7. In between the ears stick the uniform horn.
8. Stick the pink circles to make the cheeks.


9. Using a black sharpie draw the unicorns eyes.
10. Underneath the Unicorn horn stick the pink mane and decorate with stick on gems.



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.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Spring Flower Picture ~Bostik Challenge


In my previous post I shared  a post of how to make a spring flower wreath that my crafting buddy Little M and I made. We also make this love spring flower picture to hang in little M's bedroom. In the Bostik box there were some hama beads and a flower shape plate. Little M really enjoyed arranging the coloured beads on the flower plate to make a flower.I was amazed at how much manual dexterity she has got as she was meticulous in the arrangement for a six year old.

Things you will need to make the spring flower picture:


Two pieces of a5 card one patterned and one glitter.
4 inch piece of ribbon
Hama beads
Flower plate to arrange the hama beads on
Bostik Glue
Scissors
Ruler
Pencil

How to make the spring flower picture:

1. Arrange the hama beads onto the flower plate.


2. THIS STEP HAS TO BE DONE BY AN ADULT ONLY- Place a piece of grease proof paper over the hama bead picture and using a hot iron iron the picture gently until the beads stick to each other. Leave the picture to cool.
3. Once cooled gently removed the ironed hama bead picture from the flower plate.


3. Cut out a rectangle by from the patterned card 15 cm x 13 cm and a 12.5 cm x 10 cm from the glitter card
4. Position and stick the glitter card to the patterned card.
5. and stick it onto the glitter card in the centre.


6. Make a loop with the ribbon and stick it in the centre of the top end of the card to make a hanging loop.


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, 1 April 2018

Spring Flower Wreath~Bostik Challenge



This month the bostik challenge box is all about flowers and spring. We are into April and the garden is finally looking colourful with daffodils and tulips. Hopefully with the lighter evenings if the weather improves we can enjoy the out doors more. At the moment the weather is awful so this Sunday when little M came over to craft we could not go out to the park or the garden as its been raining non stop.
Little M wanted to make some flowers to take for her parents but when we looked in the craft box there were already so many pretty flower cut outs we decided to use those and make a pretty flower wreath with them as a gift. Little M really enjoyed making this wreath, it did not take very long to make so we also made a Spring flower picture with hama beads and card for her bedroom which we will share in our next post.

To make the flower wreath you will need:



Two sheets of stiff card
Some green crepe paper cut into 1 inch strips
Assorted sized cut out flowers
Piece of string approx 12 inches long
Bostik Glue
Scissors
Pencil.

How to make the wreath:

1. On the card using a side plate as a template draw a circle.
2. On the same card using a smaller plate draw another circle.
3. Cut out the larger circle using the scissors.
4. Cut out the smaller circle using the scissors so your card will look like a doughnut.
5. Repeat the process for the second card and then stick the two doughnut shaped cards together using the Bostik Glue.




6. Secure one end of the green crepe paper strip with glue onto the card and start wrapping the green paper all around the card, secure the final end with glue.
7. You should have a green crepe paper ring now.
8. Fold the string in half and tie a knot at the loose end. Loop the string onto the ring to make a hanging loop.


9. Using the bostik glue arrange and stick on the flowers in any pattern you desire.



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.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Love Birds~Bostik Challenge


We are already approaching spring but you would not have thought so with the sub zero temperatures that UK have been experiencing recently. I do love the Spring season, the first flowers popping their heads through the frosty ground and the sound of birds chirping in the early morning, almost like they have woken up from a long hibernation.
The Bostik box this month is themed flying and birds, so as always little M my crafting buddy  and I got together one cold Sunday afternoon to play with the items in the box.
We decided to make use of the pretty feathers in the box and make some lovely love bird stick puppets.

Items you will need for the stick puppets are:


1 round Paper plate
Pencil
Scissors
4 Feathers
2 Stickon Eyes
2 Lolly sticks
Bostik, stickon sellotape rounds
Bostik Glue dots
Bostik Glue
Stick on flower decorations
Funky foam  yellow and pink


How to Make the Love Bird Stick Puppets:

1. On the paper plate draw an "S "shape as shown in picture.


2. Cut the shape out so that you have two bird shapes.


3. Cut two triangle shapes for birds beaks from the yellow funky foam.
4. Using the Bostik tape discs stick the beak to the bird.



5. From the funky foam cut out heart shape as shown in picture to make the birds wings.


6. Using the Bostik glue dots stick the feathers on to the birds tail end.
7. On top of the feathers stick on the heart shape to make the birds wing. Stick on the eye.


8. Decorate your love bird with some flower stickers.


9. Turn the bird over and on the back side position the lolly stick and stick it.


The love bird stick puppet is ready for play.


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.

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.

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