December is here! We can officially embrace Christmas! We've got a bit ahead of ourselves this week and have been getting our festive groove on early trying out some of the fab craft kits sent to us by the lovely elves over at Baker Ross.
We received four mess free kits: Reindeer Decoration kits (£3.60 for 3), Gingerbread House Photo Frame Kits (£1.49 for 5), Christmas Elf Mix and Match kits (£3.49 for 6) and Christmas Scratch Art Scenes (£2.95 for 6). What I love about the decoration kits is how super easy they are! All you need to complete them is in the kit and there is no glue required so minimal mess. Also in our package were the Christmas Jumper Cross Stitch Cards (£1.99 for 6) and Christmas Bauble Colour-in-Window Decororations (£2.79 for 12). All you require to complete these are some pens or paint. Simples.
Little E was keen to start off trying the Christmas Jumper Cross Stitch kits which she wanted to paint (of course she did, pens would be far too simple!). You get 6 different designs in this kit including an adorable little owl and a penguin. She has painted all the cards so far but cross stitching is on the agenda for the weekend so we can't show you the finished masterpiece just yet but if you take a look at our Autumn bookmark project you'll get an idea of how the cross stitching looks when finished.
Next up one of my favourite things ever - scratch art! You can't beat a bit off mess free scratch art to keep them amused for ages. Little E is getting the hang of creating a design now while Little I gets satisfaction from randomly scratching away. These kits are great to whip out after tea to avoid that half hour before bathtime chaos. This pack is particluarly nice as the boards are really thick and sturdy so you can prop them up to display.
The last kit we have tried out so far is the Christmas Bauble Colour-in Window Decorations. These are great. The translucent paper has different designs printed on in the shape of baubles. Using felt tip pens or markers you colour in the design then when you have finished you stick them onto your windows for a stained glass effect. I have to admit I did a couple of these myself - nothing more relaxing than a bit of adult colouring in! The finished effect looks fab on our windows
We still have a couple of kits left to try out over December. We are making homemade brownies for Little E's teachers and we plan on using the Reindeer and Elf decorations to make the packaging look festive. The Gingerbread House will be a unusual and fun way to gift the kid's school photos to their grandparents!
Thank you Baker Ross Elves. Have a Merry Christmas and we look forward to trying some more of your fantatsic creations in 2017!
I was sent these craft kits as part of the Baker Ross Blogger Programme. All opinions are my own.
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