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

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.

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.


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.

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, 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, 5 March 2017

Easter Treats Basket- Bostik Bloggers 2017


This is the second year I am part of the Bostik bloggers, its really fun to receive themed craft boxes and create kids crafts with my niece little M.The box this month is themed Easter, it may sound like its too early for Easter craft but I am posting this post in time so that you have plenty of time to get the required equipment to create your own treat baskets in time for Easter.

On this blustery sunday afternoon little M arrived wrapped in her hat and scarf. She was really excited to get crafting so after a glass of warm turmeric milk as she was full of cold, I let her look through the box. She really enjoyed decorating the cut out bunny and the polystyrene Easter eggs.








Little M and I also made some 3 d chocolate Easter bunnies and Easter eggs using a silicon mould and some milk chocolate.






While the 3d chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs were setting in the fridge we made a lovely Easter treat basket that we filled with Easter Easter Chicks, chocolate bunnies and chocolate Easter Eggs for her to take home.





To make the Easter Treats Basket you will need:

2 sheets of printed paper 6 x 6 inches
1 piece ribbon 10 inched long
Pencil
Ruler
Bostik Glue
Scissors
Easter decorations
Shredded tisue paper/straw
Chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies

To see how to make the Easter Treats Basket please watch the video below.








Little M was really excited to take home her 3 d chocolate treats and the lovely Easter treats basket we made. These activities do require adult supervision but they are simple to make and keeps kids entertained whilst making some lovely homemade gifts which are a pleasure to receive.

  
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, 11 November 2016

Sparkly Christmas Tree Decorations~Bostik Challenge


This is one topic that a lot of people are really dreading.... its only 7 weeks to Christmas.  It may feel that its too early to read about Christmas related topics but trust me now is the time to start the preparations. This month the Bostik Craft theme is Christmas, the box has lots of of lovely christmassy papers, ribbons, sparkly sequins and many Christmas themed cut outs.

As always my mini crafter Little M came over and we had an afternoon of fun. First we had our regular smoothie making session, as we were chatting about Christmas we agreed that the smoothie should be red. So I found some frozen berries in my freezer and we set to make a blueberry and apple smoothie. Little M loved the taste  and really enjoyed the smoothie with a piece of cake.


Little M is now a"Big Sister" she was chatting about her new baby brother who is 6 weeks old and how she has been  helping her mummy look after him. She said her mummy says that she is big girl now and she is a good little helper. 

Little M is also excited about Christmas so we decided to make some decorations from the items in the Bostik craft box. We made two different types of tree decorations. The first ones we made were all sparkly and looked really pretty, the second ones we made are in the shape of crackers and are filled with a treat to hang on the tree. I have share a tutorial about these in my next post which you can find here.


To make the sparkly Christmas tree decorations you will need:

Pre cut Cardboard or wooden Christmas tree and Stocking shapes.
Bostik Glue
Sparkly glitter in red, green, gold and silver
Coloured string 
Sparkly gems for decorations
Scissors


Little M really enjoyed making the decorations, to find out how to make your own please do watch the  video below, its only 2.5 minutes long:




These decorations were really easy to make but be warned, to avoid glitter everywhere cover the floor and table with a dust sheet otherwise you will have a sparkly mess every where. We made three decorations in each design and I am sure they are going to look great on Little M 's Christmas Tree.


Being part of the Bostik 2016 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Halloween Light Jars #Bostik Challenge

In my previous post I wrote about creating some Halloween place mats that my niece Little M and I created for her Halloween Party.

We also made some Halloween light jars to light up the room and give the party a spooky Halloween feel.


Making these Halloween Light jars are so easy and they really look very effective.The jars can be painted in any neon colour and they look super with battery powered T lights in them to light them up. The activity is fairly simple to do with children but supervision will be required. The painting part is the messy bit and I strongly advise that you cover your work space with lots of news paper and get your little ones to put on an apron or pinny.

For the Halloween light jars you will need:

Glass Jars
Acrylic Neon paint colour of your choice
Halloween themed ribbon to fit neck of glass jar.
Bostik glue
Black marker pen and pencil
Scissors
Paint pot
Paint Brush
Battery powered T light


To see how to create these awesome Halloween Light Jars  watch the video below:






Being part of the Bostik 2016 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Sports Medals #Bostik Challenge



As part of the Bostik Bloggers challenge this month's theme has been Sports. There has been so many sporting events on through out June and July that it was a good theme for the challenge this month.
Unfortunately my craft post helper Little M is is away on vacation so I did not get to create the craft with her however it was still fun as my friends came over with their kids and we made some medals for the kids after they had races in the park.


To make these medals you will need;
  • Gold and Bronze card
  • 2 round cookie cutters to draw around one large and one medium
  • Bostik glue 
  • Scissors 
  • hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Foam numbers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Instructions on how to make please watch this video:



Being part of the Bostik 2016 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Jungle Animal Finger Puppets ~ #Bostik Challenge



As part of the Bostik Bloggers challenge I have this month created a video post as well as a basic craft post using the contents that arrived in my Jungle themed craft box.You can see my Fathersday Zebra pot here. I made these finger puppets with my neice Little M and she loved playing with them. When I wanted to take a picture of them she arranged them on the table , when I asked her why the elephant was facing the other way she said that he not talking to the other animals!!!! Little M also used some of the other craft things in the Jungle craft box to create a jungle picture which you can see below.She loved colouring the tree in and sticking the grass and making the sky on her picture.

To make these lovely Jungle animal pipe cleaner finger puppets you will need;

  • Animal shaped funky foam shapes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Bostic glue dots
  • Bostic pva glue
  • Scissors 
  • Scraps of coloured card

Instructions on how to make please watch this video:





Being part of the Bostik 2016 bloggers with Tots 100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Dragon Bunting #Bostikbloggers

Recently I have been crafting with my niece Little M. Last week she came to visit and we made a dragon mask for her Bookday. She really enjoys our crafting sessions, although secretly I think I enjoy them more!! This week she came over again and we enjoyed our smoothie making session, this has become a ritual on her visits as she loves choosing what fruits we can add to our smoothie. Little M wanted to make dragon smoothie, now I am not sure what this would have in it so we made a kale, kiwi and orange smoothie and she drank every last drop of it although the colour did look vibrant!!!!



She couldn't stop talking all about her bookday dragon costume and how exciting it was. Little M also had some more exciting news to tell me, she is going to be a big sister soon and she has been helping her mummy to get things ready for the the baby. Over smoothies and cookies we chatted about more dragons and then Little M and I went for walk to the shops.





There is a lovely little book shop in our local High St and in the window we saw a book all about dragons so we went in and I bought it for Little M. The book is called The Dragon who could not breathe fire.



We also went to the gift shop and it was there that we saw these cute animal buntings and Little M really liked them but they were made from fabric and extortionately expensive. Trying not to dissapoint Little M, I suggested an idea that came to mind about making dragon buntings so yet again another crafting session materialised.

We walked home and after lunch, Little M and I made dragon bunting for her room. I had just had the Bostik craft box sent and there were some craft items like buttons and glue that came in handy and I also had some A4 card sitting around at home. Taking inspiration from her new book we drew a dragon template and set about making the buntings.There was a lot of cutting involved which in hind sight was too difficult for Little M  who is only 5 but she really enjoyed spreading the glue, sticking the pieces together and then sticking the buttons on. Finally Little M threaded the dragons onto a long piece of  ribbon ready for hanging on her bedroom wall. It was really amusing watching her thread the dragons on to the ribbon as  every time she added a dragon on one fell off the other end of the ribbon but finally all eight dragons were on the ribbon,the finished bunting did look cute.

To make the buntings you will need:

Glue
Scissors
Pencil
1.5 metres of thin ribbon any colour.
A4 card 2 sheets each colour pink, blue
A4 card 3 sheets each colour yellow and green
A4 Stiff white card
Mini Buttons


You can watch the video here to see how to make the buntings.





1. Draw a simple dragon shape on the stiff white card with scalloped bumps on the dragon. Cut out 2 shapes, this is your template. Cut off the scalloped edge off one is the templates so you have one dragon with scallops and one without. The non scalloped dragon should fit on top of the scalloped dragon exactly except the scallops will be missing.
2. Using your two templates cut out 4 scalloped dragons from yellow card and 4 from green card.
3. Using the non scalloped dragon as template cut out 4 dragons on pink card and 4 from blue card.



4. Cut out 4 strips 3cm X 1cm wide from yellow card and also 4 from green card. Hold these in half to make tabs and keep aside.
5. Match up dragons so that you have a yellow scalloped dragon and a dark blue non scalloped and green scalloped and pink non scalloped . You will have eight pairs.
6. Position the tabs at 12 o'clock extending by 1 cm and stick them down on each scalloped dragon.
7. Stick the non scalloped dragons on each scalloped dragon. You will have 8 completed dragons.
8. Draw an eye on each dragon and stick buttons on the dragon to make spots.



9. Thread the dragons onto the ribbons through the taps alternating the colours.
10. Hand your dragon bunting on the wall.



Some of the crafting things used in this post were supplied by Bostik as part of the Bostick bloggers challenge.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Kids Dragon Face Mask #Bostikbloggers


When little M my niece comes to visit she loves dressing up and one of the things she loves is role play. On her recent visit she was telling me that at school they had celebrations for Chinese New year and that the teacher had given them all fortune cookies. She also showed me a dragon puppet she had made. She was telling me for Book day she was going to dress up as a dragon but she was going to be a cute and happy dragon as she does not like fire eating dragons. To go with her outfit we made this dragon mask.

You will need:

Green funky foam 1 A4 sheet
Multicoloured funky foam 1/2 A4 sheet
Scraps of pink and black funky foam
12 inch piece f thin elastic
Glue
Scissors
Pencil
Single hole punch.


The video below show how to make the mask:


1. Cut out a pear shape our of the green funky foam for the dragons mask. Cut out holes for eyes to peep through.
2. Cut out two ears from the multicoloured foam.
3. Cut out two horns from the pink foam
4. Cut out nostrils, eyebrows, scales from the black foam.
5. Punch a hole or the right nad left side of mask near ears to thread the elastic through.
6. Tie the elastic through the punched holes and secure with double know.
7. Stick the ears, horns,eyebrows,scales and nostrils on the green dragon face.


Some of the craft items used in this post came in my Bostik bloggers March craft box.


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Mothersday Day Nik Nak Holder Pots



With Mothersday coming up soon, its really nice to get children to make home made presents for mums. The gifts are more personalised and it also teaches children that not all presents gifted need to be shop bought and have be expensive. These little nik nak pots are really easy to make and all the craft items needed are ones you can find around the house or you can use scraps.This activity is suitable for young children with adult supervision.


To see how you can make these Nik Nak holder pots please watch the video here:


You will need to make the pots:

1 small round plastic container
Coloured paper
scraps of ribbons and braid
Some buttons, sequins or decorations of choice
Double sided tape
Glue gun or fabric glue
Scissors
Gifts to put into the cups such as jewellery, pens, brushes, chocolates, candles, miniture bath stuff.


Some gift ideas to put into your pots:


Candle Holder


Chocolate Holder

Makeup Brush Holder


Jewellery Holder



Pen Holder



Thursday, 3 April 2014

Felt Book Marks Video tutorial


These adorable Felt book marks are a must for any book reader. They make wonderful presents and can be made and personalised in different colours using different motifs and accessories.

Equipment needed:


Purple felt
Green Felt
White Card
Assorted beads
Embroidery thread assorted colours and needle
Strawberry / Flower motifs
Needle
Scissors
Pencil/ ruler
Twine
Double sided tape

Sellotape





















For simple and easy step by step instructions on how to make these book marks watch the video below.



NB-This craft activity is suitable for children if carried out under adult supervision.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Valentine Felt Gift Hearts video


Its nice to receive a token of love on valentines day especially if its a personalised gift. These pretty valentine felt hearts are adorable and very easy to make.

To make these hearts you will need:
1 piece  Red felt
1 piece White Felt
Small ball of Polyester Wadding
Heart templates 2 sizes
8 Assorted buttons
Embroidery thread assorted colours
Red ribbon 14 cm long
Needle
Scissors
Pencil







To see how to make these Valentine Felt Hearts 
please watch this video.






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Monday, 30 September 2013

Halloween sweet treat gift cups video


Halloween sweet treats gift cups video.

The month of October brings Halloween, shops will be full of costumes, trick and treat goodies, pumpkins, witches and many devilish item.These lovely Halloween gift pots are easy to make and will make really good trick and treat presents. The simplicity of them makes them a perfect supervised activity for parent and child.

These little gift cups are perfect for filling with sweet treats, mini gifts such as pencils, cookies,hair accessories for little girls or marbles for boys.The options are endless.


Friday, 6 September 2013

Easy and simple Birthday gift tags tutorial and video


Beautifully home made and personalised birthday gift tags. These are so easy to make that they would make a perfect rainy day activity for a child and parent.


This is my first arts and craft video on U Tube, I hope all my readers enjoy it and you will get inspiration from it to create your own gift tags.

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