Baker Ross crafts have proved hugely popular with my children, I think partly because they are simple to do, and also because they are different to other craft sets therefore immediately engage my children’s interest. We have been sent some Autumn crafts to try, so you can read below how we got on.
With the Rugby World Cup due to start on the 18th September (as I keep being reminded by the husband!), these cute little wooden trophy magnets, immediately caught the children’s eye. They both eagerly sat down to decorate them, using some acrylic deco pens also from Baker Ross which are excellent for surfaces such as these.
Each trophy has a stick on magnet to apply to the back which the children added and then put their trophies on our fridge door. They really enjoyed decorating these and I think they’d be a great craft for children to do and take home at birthday parties etc.
Next up is this rather fabulous hedgehog sewing kit. At first glance I thought it may be a bit tricky, but it’s been cleverly designed to incorporate sewing and sticking, meaning children don’t get bored and get to see the finished result surprisingly quickly.
There are two pieces of felt that form the main body of the hedgehog that require sewing together for which a plastic needle is provided. Miss M loved doing this, then she got to stuff the creature with the wadding which was also fun. To decorate the front, there are sticky backed felt pieces making it really simple to do and Miss M was thrilled with the finished result. Hedgehog now goes to bed with her each night!
Miss M was keen to try the cross stitch kits which are a lovely selection of card animals with a selection of brightly coloured thread to stitch with. We started with the hedgehog as Miss M wanted a friend for her sewn hedgehog above. Although it’s was Miss M’s first attempt at cross stitch she did incredibly well. The cardboard templates are strong and stay flat making it easy for young ones to stitch, there are also big needles included, perfect for little fingers.
I’m really pleased with these kits, they make sewing for children simple and it encourages them to practice and want to do more. Miss M has started on the fox cross stitch next and I can’t wait to see them all finished.
If you want to see some more fun crafts, then we have some Halloween inspired crafts from Baker Ross coming up next week, so keep an eye out for the blog post.
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the products in order to write the review.
Oh I love the idea of those last kits. Monkey has just started learning to sew at school – they would be ideal
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My two loved the Hedgehogs too. Little Mr A made one each for him and his sister and they both have them in bed!
we also had the cross stitch kits and they are brilliant! great way to help kids to learn!
these look like great crafts, and I love baker ross too, such a great range for boys and girls.
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