One thing that never fails to occupy the kids is crafts, be it sunny or rainy, Baker Ross have a huge selection of crafts to keep the children busy over the Summer months. We took a look at just a small selection of what is on offer and both my children, age 8 and 5 loved them!
First up, my daughter had her eye on the Paracord Bracelet Kits, which we opened up and I helped her start one off. She was soon able to continue on her own, with a simple cross over and loop of the threads, a pattern soon emerged and it didn’t actually take that long to complete a bracelet. She was enjoying it so much, she sat and spent the afternoon creating all of the six bracelets in the pack. It kept her thoroghly entertained and she couldn’t wait to wear all of her creations!
Next up we tried the Sealife Spiral Notebook Kits, which I think look so cute once completed. They consist of a plain page spiral bound notebook with foam covers. There are sticky backed foam shapes with each one that turns into a different sealife creature on the front of each one.
The designs are simple and effective, even my 5yr old just got on with it and created the turtle all by himself. He even added some other effects to his finished design. I love these notepads and think they’d be great for a party activity, or something to do when you have friends over as it’s nice for them to take away an item that they can use after.
The Farmyard Stampers are fun for little ones. With familiar animals the set allows children to print out their own farm scenes. I put a large sheet of brown paper out in the garden and let Mister B stamp away for an afternoon over which he had great fun!
One of our favourite activities has to be the Beach Self Adhesive Art Sheets which we got along with the ten mini bags of Glitter Sand. Each picture has a pre cut layer which can be peeled back in sections to reveal a sticky background. You can then sprinkle your chosen colour of sand in that particular area before peeling off the next section.
Both my children became completely engrossed in this activity, they really enjoyed it and I think their finished pictures look amazing. This is different from any craft they have done before and the results are so effective. We really loved doing this and is something they have already asked to do again.
As you can see we have had lots of fun with the Baker Ross Summer crafts box this month, hopefully some of the activities will inspire you of ways to keep your children occupied this Summer.
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.