How I got crafty with my kids and had fun!

Over the past 5 weeks I have been crafting at home with my kids. Each week we focused on a different craft material that we had in our house or could be bought easily for little cost. Here’s a summary of how we got on:

Week 1: Loo rolls

We always have an abundance of loo rolls at home and the tubes are great for crafting, as there is so much you can do with them. It was coming up to bonfire night to so we painted fireworks using loo rolls as stamps.

Week 2: Paper plates

You can buy a multipack of plain white paper plates for a £1 and they make great crafting materials. This week we made butterflies, inspired by our recent trip to the butterfly house at the zoo. We just needed to add pipe cleaners and jewels to complete transform the transformation.

Week 3: Lollipop sticks

A quick search on Pinterest will show you just how much you can make from a lollipop stick. We choose to make snowflakes as the weather had turned and it was feeling icy! My daughter still has the snowflakes we made hung up in her bedroom!

Week 4: Paper

I thought it would be a great idea to get ahead for Christmas and make wrapping paper by printing on a Kraft paper roll using Christmas cookie cutters and paint. Well, that was the plan but my kids had other ideas! They had great fun though and that’s what crafting is all about!

Week 5: Cupcake cases

My daughter inspired this week’s theme, she asked to make something from cupcake cases so that’s what we did! A quick search online inspired us to make these cute Christmas trees from the cupcake cases we had in our baking cupboard.

I hope by sharing my kids crafty creations that I have inspired you to try crafting with your kids too. We’ve had many fun times in my house sat round the kitchen table creating things. It’s such a great way to connect with your kids and have fun!

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