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!).

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***

Jan 272014
 

There has been A LOT of rain here in the UK this month and we’ve probably watched more than our fair share of Disney movies. This weekend it was time for a change. We always have paper plates for crafting so we decided to make an indoor hoopla game!

Cut the middles from your ‘hoops’. Stick a kitchen roll tube onto the bottom of a paper plate. Colour in your hoops!

Once coloured: PLAY!

HOOPLA!

 

We got our latest box of review items from Yellow Moon last week and I couldn’t wait to get started. We were sent a pack of ceramic baubles, ceramic tree decorations, glitter porcelain pens (pack B) and brilliant porcelain pens (pack B) to try out.

We saved them for the weekend when we had friends visiting. It always helps to have a few more small people thrown in to help with these reviews!  Our testers were aged 1, 2, 3, 4, 35 and 36(!). First we made a start on the tree ornaments.

Everyone chose the shape they wanted to colour. Choices were: father Christmas, angel, snowman, tree, penguin and Rudolf. The pens were prepared as their instructions and the small people were lest loose.

H LOVES this sort of thing and being nearly 4 and a half is getting quite good. She didn’t make much mess and got to grips with needing the pump the pens a little when they looked like they were running out. She did a FANTASTIC job on her tree. The 3, 2 and 1 year olds were a bit messier, but they had fun and used ALL the colours! ;)

The baubles were a little trickier for the little ones to hold and avoid getting paint on the table. You definitely need some sort of messy mat!

The glittery pens were definitely a big hit and I’ll be adding the other coloured pack to our craft wish list.

I’d also recommend aprons for the under 3′s!

The grown-ups had fun too!

Here they are all waiting to go in the oven to be fixed.

We had great fun using these and the finished ornaments will make great christmas keepsakes or grandparent gifts! I was thinking of giving mine to my mum! You WILL need to protect tables and smaller peoples clothes. The paint does wash off of hands with warm soapy water and a bit of a scrub.

These items were sent to me at no cost for review purposes by Yellow Moon. All opinions are my own.

 

Who’d have thought it? The next time we decided to get crafty with our lovely Yellow Moon goodies we’d have more snow.

I don’t have to tell you again how much I love foam stickers but I will. They’re great! The girls and their friends all love them and they’re perfect for minimal mess crafting and adding a bit of zing to the birthday cards the girls make!

 These are glittery firework foam stickers. Continue reading »

 

To make Father Christmas faces you will need:

A paper plate, glue, googly eyes, red pom poms, red card, cotton wool and a red pen.

Draw a smile, stick on eyes, nose and cotton wool beard.

Cut a triangle from the red card and stick on some cotton wool.

Stick on the hat and there you have it. A Father Christmas face and one very happy toddler!

After father Christmas faces we moved on the sequined snowflakes to hang in the windows!

 

 

These are easy, fun and don’t make very much mess!

You will need: White paper plates, googley eyes, pom poms, scrap of orange felt, PVA glue and a brush.

Cut out triangles for the snowman noses (an adult should do this).

Glue eyes, nose and pom poms onto the paper plate.

TA-DAAAA. Snowman face!

Repeat as necessary! We made 6 (Hats made 5 and I made 1!) of these and they will be hung up proudly in the hall next week and given to grandparents too! The only problem we had making the snowmen was when we ran out of pom poms and couldn’t make any more. We had toddler tears :(

 

Today we have been making Christmas cards! Some people think I’m brave for getting out the glue, glitter and sequins, but we have an excellent hoover and all crafting is as controlled as it possibly can be with a 2 year old! I love it and Hattie loves it too! I try and do at least one craft activity with her every week – usually painting. Here is what we made today.

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