Dec 022015
 

We received another fab box of stuff from Yellow Moon to review – this time it was a festive box of goodies!

In our box was: Festive foam glasses, Reindeer gift bag kits, Star mosaic wand kits and a Christmas paper pack.

Penguin sewing decoration kits, some fun festive toys and Santa felt stickers.

 

We took our box of goodies to a friends house. The kids loved everything and wanted to do it all in one afternoon. Lucky for us the weather was rubbish so we managed to get through quite a lot! The kids ages are 6, 5, 4 and 3.

They LOVED the festive foam glasses and did a fab job making them with minimal help needed from the grown-ups.

The Reindeer gift bags went down well and look awesome!

The star mosaic wands kept them busy for a little longer and once made there was a lot of turning people into frogs! The fun toys have also been thoroughly tested by all and we made a few Christmas cards, which I’ll post picture of once they’ve been posted out to family, using the festive paper and cool Santa felt stickers. The kids loved sticking the little faces on the bodies they had drawn!

We’ve still got the penguins to make ready for when the tree goes up next week.

All items were sent to us by Yellow Moon for review purposes. Opinions are my own (well, and the 6, 5,4 and 3 year olds this time!).

 

Its Yellow Moon time again! This time we were sent…

Stained glass effect hedgehogs, tree photo frame kits,

Halloween Stampers, Halloween glittery foam stickers,

Spider finger puppet kits, Spider jump ups, Moustache lip whistles and Rugby player colour-in finger puppets!

Phew, what a lot of craft booty! We made a start with the stained glass hedgehogs.

 

The girls and I enjoy cutting out the strips of coloured cellophane and sticking it on with far too much glue!

They always look good when they are finished and hung up in the window.

The photo trees were super easy to make and stick the leaves on. We’ve still got to trawl through all the photos to find ones the girls like to stick in the framing leaves (excuse the newly plastered wall!). Once finished, they’ve found the perfect spot in their room.

 

The girls loved making the spider finger puppets. Smallest (age 4) needed a little help but not much and it was decided that the spiders needed 3 eyes to make them even more scary!

We had more spider fun with the spider jump ups. I remember having loads of monster ones of these when I was a kid.

I left the room for 5 minutes to start making the girls and their friend tea and told them to start making a halloween picture with the sparkly foam stickers and this is what happened. They used the lot! They had lots of fun doing it. Sparkly stickers are ALWAYS a winner!

All crafty lovelyness was provided by Yellow Moon for us to review.

May 282015
 

Well, our box of summer craft fun arrived a few weeks ago from Yellow Moon and as usual I had to fight the girls to get photos of the contents before they started immediately crafting!

A set of animal sand art bottles and fluorescent sand.

Monster foam finger puppets, space wooden shapes, Animal glasses card blanks, Gnome suncatcher stakes and Beach hut stained glass decorations.

There’s a huge choice of the sand art bottles available and the girls LOVED filling them up with the different colours….and then shaking them up so the sand all got mixed together! Don’t they look pretty (before the shaking!).

All gnomes were carefully coloured in with our glass pens and are ready to fancy up the veg patch once we sew our salad seeds at the weekend!

I love the stained glass window crafts – they’re always a winner with the girls. This one is mine! :)

These are the wooden space shapes all out of the packet. The girls coloured them in the felt pens then covered them in glitter glue!

I think I might drill little holes in the tops and hang them from the girls ceiling once I’ve had a go at a few!

RAAAAAAAA! We have a very colourful lion. C loved these animal glasses and carefully coloured 3 in in a variety of rainbow colours!

All in all another fab box of craft stuff provided by Yellow Moon for us to review. The range of items they have is great and you can always get something to match any theme!

 

So, do you wanna build an Elsa? Well, here’s how!

You will need:

A peg, felt pens, a scrap of pale blue felt, a scrap of blue shimmery cape fabric (I used organza), yellow wool, a small (15cm) beige pipe cleaner , PVA glue and blue glitter.

1) Draw Queen Elsa a face and colour the top of her head and around the back and sides in yellow.

2) Glue the felt scrap around Elsa’s body to make her dress.

3) Cut a triangle out of your cape fabric, then cut the pointy top part off. I used pinking sheers to do this to try and minimise fraying.

4) Stick the cape onto the back of Elsa’s dress using a little blob of glue.

5) take you pipe cleaner and place it on top of Elsa’s dress (this will be her arms). Turn over and twist it at the back to secure it in place then pull the arms forward.

6) to make the hair: cut 6 strands of wool the same length and tie in the middle with another small piece of wool. Glue on top of Elsa’s head. You can make a plait once its all dried.

She’s looking good so far!

7) For sparkly shoes put a little glue on the bottom of your peg and sprinkle with blue glitter.

8) Allow it to dry completely then sing ‘Let it goooooo!’ at the top of your voice!

*** Watch out for Anna next week ***

Dec 272014
 

A week or so before Christmas we were sent a fabulous box of craft goodies to review.

we were sent Finger lights, colour in cards, snow pal mugs, gingerbread house kits, christmas stamps, festive foam stickers, wooden house boxes and a red jumbo paint pad.

we used the foam stickers and christmas stamps to make christmas cards for the school teachers. We love foam stickers and the stamps were a bit hit with the smallest. Bed time milk gets drank from the cute little animal cups, although sadly they can’t be put in the dishwasher!

 

Smallest required some assistance making her gingerbread house, but biggest managed hers with minimal help.

 

…and once finished you can wear them as a hat or put them under your Christmas tree!!!

We still have a few things to try out over the Christmas hols but so far we’re rather pleased with everything we were sent.

***Please note all products were sent to me by Yellow Moon at no cost for review purposes. All opinions and comments are my own***

 

Sorry its been a while, there has been various family stuff going on the last month or so (mainly involving various NHS establishments) but fingers crossed everyone is fit and healthy and we can all enjoy 2 weeks of the Easter holidays! So, what have we been up to craft wise recently? We had our latest review box from the lovely people at Yellow Moon, and what a great box of stuff. As soon as the girls spot the Yellow Moon tape on a box they want to crack it open and get stuck straight in! Here’s what the box contained….

Glitter glue pens, feathers, Easter keyring kits, Easter Bunny kits, Easter stickers, chick and bunny pop out cards, foam buckets and wrinkly crinkly paper! There were some chocolate eggs in there too, but I can’t seem to find where they went to! ;)

The first thing the girls wanted to make was easter cards. Who am I to argue. We used te pop out cards and easter stickers, LOTS of glitter glue and some googly eyes. The girls did a great job and really enjoyed making cards fro friends and family (watch your letter boxes people!)

We stuck our easter stickers  and some foam butterfly stickers onto the foam buckets to fancy them up ready for our easter egg hunt next week. We used the shredded paper grass to make a nice soft place for our collected eggs. After we’d finished those we made the bunny easter keyrings. The girls LOVE bunnies and these have been put straight on their school bags! These make such good party bag gifts :)

We had great  fun with our easter craft box. There is still time to pop on over to Yellow Moon and browse all their fab Easter range.

*** Disclaimer: All items were sent to us by Yellow Moon for review purposes. All opinions are my own ***

 

This years Christmas cards will be half Hattie-school-designed-and-printed and half made by the girls using paint-chip-sample-colour-thingies (see below!)

So, here’s what we did. Take the paint-sample-thingies and cut out triangles, stars and tree trunks.

Give your small people a glue stick each and let them loose!

We had great fun making these and some of the results are super. There was talk between the girls of fancying them up with the glitter glue!

Jul 212013
 

Well, the big girl turned 4 last week and we had a little party for her the weekend before her birthday. She’s into crafts is our girl *proud crafty mum moment* and asked for a few activities for her party. We had obligatory crown making, bracelet making and Pascal party blower making – if you have little girls (who love Tangled) you’ll know who Pascal is!

You can download the template HERE from the Disney family page along with written instructions.

You will need self adhesive craft foam, self adhesive googly eyes, a pink or red party blower and a black marker. When you draw your template onto the foam be sure to REVERSE IT for the second side so you have two opposite pieces you can stick together to form each side of Pascals head!

Peel off the backing on one of the pieces of craft foam and place your party blower in the middle.

Pull the blower out slightly and stick the other piece of craft foam on top. Don’t press it down too well or you won’t be able to blow out your chameleons tongue!

Stick an eye on each side and give him a little mouth, then blow!

We bought all our crafty bits from the party from Yellow Moon.

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