On a recent trip to Hobbycraft I picked up a great pom pom kit featuring the witch from Room on the Broom. My children love all the Julia Donaldson characters and I knew my 5 year old would love this craft.
Room on the Broom pom pom art
It contained a character template on a card and tiny pom poms, we had to supply the glue. The instructions showed numbers so you could match the coloured pom pom to different parts on the template.
My son tried to use a glue stick but the pom poms wouldn’t stick so he used PVA glue instead. He was able to complete this card in about 30 minutes all by himself.
I love the finished result and it will make a great Halloween decoration!
The Pom by Numbers Card Kit lets you match the pom poms to make a fun 3D card and is suitable for ages 3 and over.
Little Sis and I made the mistake of popping into Hobbycraft this morning. It was a good mistake albeit an expensive one too. We stocked up on Halloween and Christmas crafts and couldn’t resist this Minion Duck Tape. We have a quite a stash of Duck Tape and made a simple pocket money wallet with it.
Duck Tape Minion wallet
Take an A4 sheet of paper and cover one side with strips of the Minion Duck Tape. Turn the paper over and cover the other side with a contrasting colour of Duck Tape, Big Brother chose light blue. Trim any uneven edges with scissors.
We cut our A4 sheet into two equal parts so we could make 2 wallets. Place more Duck Tape along the top and bottom, Mini Duck Tape is good for this.
Fold the bottom up and the top down until you are happy with the proportions of your wallet.
Seal the short edges with more Duck Tape in a contrasting colour if possible.
To finish off your Duck Tape Minion wallet place a couple of velcro dots to keep your money safe.
A couple of weeks ago we made a mud kitchen for the children to play with. We recycled an old pallet and some planks of wood to make a simple structure with a work space and shelf to store utensils and equipment. It’s been a huge success but needed something to make it even better so today we added some detail and colour.
Adding detail to our mud kitchen
We have lots of tins of Annie Sloan chalk paint so decided to add the word ‘KITCHEN’ to the top in Annie Sloan English Yellow using card stencils from Poundland. Yes, that’s my husband using one of the children’s paint brushes to apply the paint!
Then I painted the work top in Annie Sloan Paris Grey. Both were really quick to dry.
I thought it still needed a little something so we added four rings for the hob and a rectangle for the sink. These were painted in more of the Annie Sloan English Yellow and Barcelona Orange.
I love the finished mud kitchen and fortunately the children agree. They were excited to see the finished result and have been even happier to play outside with their painted mud kitchen.